Multi-million pound Prescot improvement package could move step closer

Plans to deliver a programme of accessibility and public realm improvements across Prescot could move a step closer next week.Knowsley Council’s cabinet is being recommended to approve more than £8 million in funding for the multi-faceted Shakespeare North Rail Interchange transport scheme.The project features accessibility improvements to and within Prescot ... Read More...

Shakespeare North Playhouse project moves towards construction stage

The preferred construction partner for Knowsley’s multi-million pound Shakespeare North Playhouse has been named.Knowsley Council cabinet members have agreed to appoint Kier Construction for the Prescot town centre scheme, with pre-construction work scheduled to start in April 2018.An April 2020 completion date has been earmarked for the theatre, education and ... Read More...

Green light for 150 new Prescot homes

Plans to build 150 new Prescot homes were approved by Knowsley Council’s planning committee last night (20 July).The project is the first phase of wider proposals to deliver 700 houses on a Hall Lane brownfield site known as Prescot Park.A mix of detached, semi-detached and mews houses are said to ... Read More...

Shakespeare North funding confirmation is ‘huge seal of approval’ for project

Confirmation of a £5 million funding boost for Knowsley’s Shakespeare North Playhouse has been hailed a “huge seal of approval and vote of confidence”.Arts Council England finalised the contribution, which was pledged by the Chancellor in the May 2016 budget, yesterday (10 May).John Flaherty, executive director of place at Knowsley ... Read More...

A celebration of Shakespeare

This April will commemorate 400 years since the death of William Shakespeare. Hundreds of events are planned across the country to mark the occasion, with plenty happening here on Merseyside.To make sure you don’t miss out, Your Move has tracked down the best and most unique performances and plays taking ... Read More...

Plans for Shakespeare North submitted

A planned 350-seat Shakespeare theatre, which will be the first in the UK with education at its core, has moved a step closer to reality with a planning application being submitted.The Shakespeare North Playhouse aims to make Prescot a place where actors, writers, students and young people will be able to study and ... Read More...