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Market Place – Design Competition Complete

Posted on 23 August 2017

A major milestone has been reached in the THI: the winners of the RIBA design competition to re-imagine Market Place have just been announced. Details of the winners, the winning design and what happens next are here.

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New THI Building Project on Site - 13-15 Atherton Street

Posted on 11 July 2017

Another Prescot THI Building Project has started on site at 13-15 Atherton Street. This blog post is a non-historian’s account of the building’s history.

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Market Place Design Competition - Stage 1

Posted on 23 June 2017

Stage 1 of the Market Place re-design has finished with five designs shortlisted. What do they look like? Have a read of this blog…

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Market Place Design Competition Launch

Posted on 10 May 2017

I am delighted to announce the launch of the design competition for the re-design of Market Place. Full details and a link to the competition website are within this entry.

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Project Complete - 44 Eccleston Street

Posted on 23 March 2017

A quick update on a milestone of the THI – the sixth grant-aided building project has completed: 44 Eccleston Street.

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Market Place: Here's What You Said

Posted on 14 December 2016

We have consulted the people of Prescot over the summer about Market Place: what do people want to see happen to this empty public open space? My summary, plus links to the actual report of the findings are in this blog post.

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Seasonal Sensations

Posted on 06 December 2016

An update from Lyndsey-Jane Kevan, THI Skills Co-ordintator on the training, events and activities that have been delivered in Prescot by the THI over the last few months. Lots of photos!

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#OurDay - A day in the life of a Historic Environment Intern

Posted on 15 November 2016

GUESTBLOG: Hannah Sharp, our Historic Environment Intern takes on the #OurDay local government ‘Tweetathon’ in her second blog post.

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Two Partnership Board Meetings, Three Building Projects

Posted on 19 September 2016

While so far this year we’ve had four THI project buildings complete, Atherton Street public realm complete and several successful events, performances and training days, work continues ‘behind the scenes’ to make the big things happen.

Work ‘behind the scenes’ includes our two most recent Partnership Board meetings: one on 1 August 2016 and the other on 21 September 2016. What happened at these meetings? Read on…

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Atherton Street - Public Realm Project Complete

Posted on 17 August 2016

Before and After photos of the recently completed public realm improvements at Atherton Street.

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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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