PLACED worked with Knowsley Council’s Prescot Townscape Heritage Initiative (THI) to help local people shape the future of Market Place.
Knowsley Council is regenerating Prescot town centre, with a focus on its heritage. Supported by Heritage Lottery Fund, Prescot THI is investing in, conserving and celebrating the town’s historic spaces and places.
Market Place is the biggest project within the regeneration plans, turning an unused corner of the town centre into a vibrant public space.
In 2017, we engaged local people in design and planning by:
We engaged people of all ages and diverse backgrounds. We created social value through volunteering and skills development. We supported Prescot THI’s reporting to Heritage Lottery Fund.
Our findings and recommendations formed the basis of the design brief, which went out to RIBA Competition in 2017. Now on site, the final design is shaped by local people.