A public consultation event took place at the weekend to allow people in Kirkby to look at and comment on St Modwen’s retail and leisure plans for the town centre.
The regeneration specialist has put together an outline scheme which will comprise of a supermarket and around 100,000 sq ft of new retail floorspace. St Modwen is in advanced talks with a major food retailer to anchor the new scheme.
It was a chance to meet members of the St Modwen project team, find out more detail about the scheme and get answers to any questions.
St Modwen’s Regional Director – North, Steven Knowles, said:
“Following St Modwen’s acquisition of Kirkby town centre we have made it our priority to drive forward immediate improvements and our proposal alongside Knowsley Council now paves the way for wider, more significant change.
“Following the consultation we are on track to submit a formal planning application later this year.”
Knowsley Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Economic Development, Cllr Mike Murphy, said:
“This consultation represents another significant step forward in delivering much-anticipated new retail and leisure facilities in Kirkby town centre.
“The council and our partners have already delivered major improvements to the town centre in recent years and I look forward to St Modwen finalising their retail and leisure plans following this consultation with the public, as the regeneration continues at pace.”