Skelmersdale, Northway Public Consultation
The 100k sq ft development occupies an important site in the centre of this New Town from the late 60s. Linking the original shopping centre and a brand new college, the scheme attempts to provide a cohesive route using a new street and public spaces on the site of the old college.
The team, which includes St. Modwen Properties plc, are confident that the development will act as a catalyst to encourage further inward investment.
The scheme is currently in for planning with a decision expected in March 2015. When approved, work could start onsite by the end of this year.
REEL Cinema is the anchor leisure tenant and conversations are ongoing with several retail chains.
The consultation was very successful with an approval rate of 98% of people in favour of the project, of whom 92% of those questioned strongly supported the project.