Construction start date for Prescot’s Shakespeare North Playhouse

Kier will begin the construction of Prescot’s highly anticipated multi-million pound Shakespeare North Playhouse next month.It’s hoped the theatre and education centre, which will celebrate Knowsley’s links with Elizabethan drama and William Shakespeare himself, can attract hundreds of thousands of new visitors to the borough every year.Beginning on 8 April, the initial work ... Read More...

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...

Prescot shops and restaurants receive special Knowsley Business Award

Prescot traders received a surprise accolade for their contribution to the area as the biggest ever Knowsley Business Awards took place.The annual celebration of the borough’s individuals and organisations returned last night (22 November), with 850 guests in attendance.Retailers and food and drink establishments from Prescot’s independent business community were ... 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...

New homes, supermarket & Shakespeare theatre to be considered at Knowsley meeting

Knowsley Council will consider a number of high-profile proposed developments today (9 November) including a major retail scheme in Kirkby and a Shakespearean theatre in Prescot.The local authority’s planning committee will also debate plans for a number of new housing developments across the borough.The proposed retail development in Kirkby town ... Read More...