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Ambitious Plans for Prescot Town Centre

by Lisa Bennett

Knowsley Council has agreed a Masterplan for Prescot Town Centre supporting ambitious plans to regenerate the area.

The Prescot Town Centre Masterplan Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) identifies potential growth and development opportunities and will guide investment up to 2028.


Thriving attractive destination

Prescot is one of the oldest settlements in Merseyside and the town has a unique and rich heritage. The plan aims to build on this and transform the town centre into a thriving attractive destination with new cultural and leisure facilities, an independent retail offer and a successful evening economy.

The masterplan also highlights the opportunities for residential development that will enable more people to live at the heart of the town, improvements to transport connections and options to create an environment and spaces that people want to visit and spend time.


Confidence in Prescot

Cllr Mike Murphy, Knowsley’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Economic Development said:

We are all aware that the shape of local town centres and the retail sector continues to change and in order to ensure that Knowsley’s town centres thrive, we need to respond to those changes.


To help us do this, we are developing masterplans for each of our town centres and Prescot is the first to have a long term plan in place that will help to attract the right type of development and investment to support our ambitious plans.


Plans for the new Shakespeare Theatre, the acquisition by Geraud UK of the shopping centre, investment into the Townscape Heritage Initiative and our ambitions for a cinema and hotel in the centre all demonstrate the existing commitment and growing confidence in Prescot as a place that people want to be.


The Prescot Town Centre Masterplan SPD has been developed following extensive consultation with elected members, local businesses, residents, other organisations and at community events. It is available to view on the council’s website.


Investment Opportunities

If you are a developer looking for exciting investment opportunities in a growing local town centre, or if you would like to know more about the masterplans being developed for Kirkby Town Centre or Huyton Village, please get in touch with the Growth Plan Team on 0151 443 2092 or email GrowthPlan.Team@knowsley.gov.uk