St Helen's Town Centre Regeneration Plan Approved
The St Helens Town Centre regeneration plan has been approved by Council Planners.
A part of ECF's 20-year, borough-wide, strategic partnership with St Helens Borough Council, the regeneration is a join venture between Muse, Legal & General and Homes England and will now proceed to Phase One of the St Helens town centre masterplan. This will include a new market hall, retail space, an internationally branded hotel, sustainable office spaces and new houses. Hardshaw Centre will be demolished and replaced with a new mixed-used development, which also include space for start-ups and independent brands. Plans also feature a new public park, designed to give space back to the local people.
The masterplan follows the approval of the Earlestown Town Centre regeneration that was approved earlier this year.
Councillor David Baines, leader of St Helens Borough Council, said: "Less than a year ago we asked the public what they thought of our plans for St Helens town centre and their overwhelming support for this project shows that this is the right plan. Gaining planning permission for this exciting first phase of development shows that, with thanks to our partnership with ECF, we are delivering on residents wishes to see our town centre revitalised at the very earliest opportunity.
"We're now in the process of seeking to finalise the last few property purchases and we're moving as fast as we can to deliver this ambitious transformation that will once again make St Helens town centre a place to be proud of."
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