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Creative, Digital and Maker Community Operator appointed in Huyton

by Jonathan Kearney

Make CIC has been appointed as the Creative, Digital and Maker Community Operator for two properties in Huyton Village Centre.

This exciting project supports the Council’s ten year development plan for Huyton Village Centre.

Make CIC will be managing two properties in the heart of Huyton Village Centre.

The first property, located on Huyton Hey Road, will be used as a ‘maker space’ location – providing a collaborative space for making, learning, exploring and sharing.  By working together in such spaces, other people can develop their own skills and creativity through learning from others.

The second property is located on Derby Road and will be used for showcasing and supporting ‘Makers’ to take their first step into making and selling outside of the home.

Cllr Tony Brennan, Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Economic Development, said: “I’m delighted that Make CIC has been appointed as our Creative, Digital and Maker Community Operator in Huyton Village Centre.

“We have ambitious plans for Huyton and I know that attracting and showcasing different talent to share and display will be a real asset in Huyton.

“Our plans also extend to create a commercial district (complete with a hotel, office and residential accommodation), a village green, a station gateway and a distinctive streetscape scheme on Derby Road which has also benefited from significant investment through our Shop Front Improvement Scheme.

“I’m really looking forward to seeing our Creative, Digital and Maker Space flourish over the coming months and years, giving people an opportunity to learn and grow.”

Knowsley Council will now work with Make CIC to reach out to the region’s Creative, Digital and Maker Community to invite them to take up space in Huyton Village Centre.  Some initial preparatory work will be needed to be completed to the building in order to welcome occupants, but anyone wanting to get involved can contact Make CIC on 0151 601 8665.