Prescot THI Blog

Archive of: public realm

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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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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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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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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Market Place – Last Chance to Share Your Ideas! 9:30-3:30 Saturday 3rd September 2016, Prescot Shopping Centre

Market Place – Last Chance to Share Your Ideas! 9:30-3:30 Saturday 3rd September 2016, Prescot Shopping Centre

Posted on 17 August 2016

Details of the final consultation event about the Redesign of Market Place – to be held between 9:30am and 3:30pm on Saturday 2rd June 2016 at Prescot Shopping Centre.

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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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Atherton Street Public Realm

Posted on 14 April 2016

The second of three THI public realm project is now on site: Atherton Street. This post covers a few bits and pieces about Atherton Street’s history and the THI works that are underway.

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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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