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Market Place: 1966 and All That

Posted on 26 October 2018

Our big project at Market place has unexpectedly and unavoidably had to stop. This blog post explains why. The good news is works restart this week! :-)

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35-39 Eccleston Street: Project Complete!

Posted on 24 September 2018

Another THI Building Project has completed to the extent that the vacant shop is about to open as a restaurant. This post is a run-through of the works carried out to 35-39 Eccleston Street.

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35-39 Eccleston Street: A History

Posted on 21 September 2018

The THI-funded work at 35-39 Eccleston Street is almost finished. This blog post is a look at the building’s history and architecture.

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All go at Market Place

Posted on 07 August 2018

The diggers are in. The hoardings are up. The regeneration of Market Place is happening. This blog takes a quick look at how we’ve got to this stage and the behind the scenes work that has gone into this scheme.

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46 Eccleston Street

Posted on 04 July 2018

The not-so-unlucky 13th THI Building project – 46 Eccleston Street – is now on site, so as usual at this stage of a building project, I take a look back at the building’s history and heritage value and some of the practical conservation issues that are faced ‘on the job’.

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DON’T STOP THE PRESS! What a news week for Prescot!

Posted on 01 June 2018

Prescot made it to the front page of the New York Times! Where do we go from here…?

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21 Eccleston Street: Discoveries

Posted on 08 February 2018

This post is a look-through what we uncovered or discovered during the repair, restoration and conversion works at 21 Eccleston Street.

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Prescot THI £1,000,000 invested...this is how far we’ve come.

Posted on 02 February 2018

An overview of the work carried out now that over one million pounds has been invested into Prescot. See the buildings we’ve saved, the businesses we’ve helped transform and the skills and experiences that have been gained and enjoyed by local people.

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Raiders of the Lost Market Place

Posted on 11 December 2017

I am pleased to announce that the report about the Market Place archaeology digs has now been published on the THI website. This blog post is about the digs and includes a link to the all-important report!

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Opportunity: the New Building at Prescot Market Place

Posted on 27 November 2017

The new look Market Place will contain a brand new building. We need a tenant to bring them both to life. Could it be you? Read on here…

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Get involved

Help shape the heritage initiative by taking part in consultations, or celebrate Prescot's history at events taking place throughout the project. Schools and colleges can also get hands-on with the past through activities and workshops for groups.

Heritage skills training

Historic buildings need people with the right knowledge to look after them. The THI will give people in and entering the local construction industry the opportunity to gain new skills and experience.

The THI will also help people find out more about careers in heritage.

Get in touch

Keep up-to-date by following us on twitter or find out more at 'Space to Create', the THI information centre on Eccleston Street.

You can also contact Owen Barton, THI Officer, by phone on 0151 443 2757 or by emailing owen.barton@knowsley.gov.uk.


Apply for grants

Owners of certain buildings in the Prescot Conservation Area can apply for grants to repair, restore and re-use their property.

Eligible properties are marked in red and orange.

Read the guide to applying for grants (PDF) and eligibility criteria (PDF) documents for detailed information about grants.

Conservation area appraisals

The conservation area appraisal (PDF) is a detailed assessment of Prescot's most historic areas.

The appraisal appendices (PDF) contain more detailed information and the management plan (PDF) outlines how the area will be managed.

Heritage Lottery Funded

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