Shakespeare North Playhouse project moves towards construction stage

The preferred construction partner for Knowsley’s multi-million pound Shakespeare North Playhouse has been named.Knowsley Council cabinet members have agreed to appoint Kier Construction for the Prescot town centre scheme, with pre-construction work scheduled to start in April 2018.An April 2020 completion date has been earmarked for the theatre, education and ... Read More...

Call for community-focused groups to take on new Market Place café

Charities, community investment companies and social enterprises could help breathe new life into Prescot’s Market Place.Organisations are being given an opportunity to become a tenant of the new café/multi-use building which forms part of the area’s £500,000 transformation.Commercial businesses with a community focus could also be in the running to ... Read More...

New homes, supermarket & Shakespeare theatre to be considered at Knowsley meeting

Knowsley Council will consider a number of high-profile proposed developments today (9 November) including a major retail scheme in Kirkby and a Shakespearean theatre in Prescot.The local authority’s planning committee will also debate plans for a number of new housing developments across the borough.The proposed retail development in Kirkby town ... Read More...

Community urged to have say on Prescot Market Place designs

Local residents and businesses are being asked to have their say on shortlisted designs for Prescot’s Market Place.Five visions for the currently unused public open space were previously chosen for further consideration after a design competition launched in May and attracted more than 40 submissions.Architect and landscape architect-led teams around the ... Read More...

Green light for 150 new Prescot homes

Plans to build 150 new Prescot homes were approved by Knowsley Council’s planning committee last night (20 July).The project is the first phase of wider proposals to deliver 700 houses on a Hall Lane brownfield site known as Prescot Park.A mix of detached, semi-detached and mews houses are said to ... Read More...

Five shortlisted designs revealed for Prescot Market Place

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced the shortlist for the design competition to reimagine Prescot Market Place.Launched in May, the global design contest invited concepts from architect or landscape architect–led teams to redesign the town’s currently unused public open space.There were 45 entries to the competition which ... Read More...

Shakespeare North funding confirmation is ‘huge seal of approval’ for project

Confirmation of a £5 million funding boost for Knowsley’s Shakespeare North Playhouse has been hailed a “huge seal of approval and vote of confidence”.Arts Council England finalised the contribution, which was pledged by the Chancellor in the May 2016 budget, yesterday (10 May).John Flaherty, executive director of place at Knowsley ... Read More...