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Archive of: Market Place

Market Place: Part 2: Demolition Days

Posted on 18 July 2019

This blog post is a Part 2 of 2 about how and why Market Place was drastically changed in the 1960s, leaving a space that we are currently re-inventing as the largest project of the entire THI.

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Market Place: Part 1: The Decline of the Town Hall and Market Hall

Posted on 18 July 2019

This is Part 1 of a two-part blog post about Market Place and how it transformed from the administrative and commercial centre of Prescot, to a relative backwater.

Part 2 covers the redevelopment of Market place in the 1960s.

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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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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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11 Market Place – Building Project Complete!

Posted on 20 November 2017

A (fairly long) summary of the works that took place at 11 Market Place, the seventh THI Building Project to complete! :-)

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Summer time in Prescot – traditional skills, tiles and unearthing pottery

Posted on 11 September 2017

A summary from Lyndsey-Jane of the activities the THI has put on or taken part in over the Summer of 2017.

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

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