As part of the council’s plans to develop Huyton Village Centre, the first phase of shop front improvements will be starting next week.
Five outlets, which occupy 67-75 Derby Road, will be transformed over the coming months, helping to make the village centre more attractive. This is something local residents said they wanted in a recent survey which sought the views of local people on how Huyton Village Centre could be improved.
In response to comments about some of the buildings needing modernisation, the first phase of buildings will be enhanced in just 12 weeks. During the work, all of the shops will be open as usual.
The work will include repairing and painting brickwork, replacing windows and shop fronts along with signage.
This latest phase complements some of the initiatives that have already been delivered in Huyton Village Centre including the successful Foodie Friday events, installation of CCTV in the village centre and attracting more businesses to choose Huyton as their home including Turkish and Mediterranean restaurant Eton Place which opened last month, the Coffee House which is due to open its doors on Derby Road in the summer and work will be commencing shortly on renovating the former Natwest building into a food and/or drink outlet.
Cllr Tony Brennan, Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Economic Development, said
“We know from the feedback we received that people wanted to retain a village feel for Huyton, but that it was in need of modernisation and that is exactly what we are doing. The shop front improvements are just one phase of work that is planned. We are looking at a further phase of shop front improvements of Derby Road, improving the public realm around the village centre, as well as sharing the development opportunities we have in the village centre with retailers, restaurants and bars, as well as housing and commercial partners. There really is a lot going on in Huyton Village Centre and lots more to look forward to.”