Prescot town centre


Prescot is a town with a unique and rich heritage which is at the heart of the town’s cultural rejuvenation.  This is largely inspired by the new £38m Shakespeare North Playhouse, an iconic theatre and education facility which opened its doors in July 2022. The iconic new theatre which builds on Prescot’s historic links to William Shakespeare and Elizabethan theatre is home to education spaces, outdoor performance garden and exhibition space and is attracting hundreds of thousands of new visitors into Prescot Town Centre.

Significant public and private sector investment into the restoration, repair and extensive improvement of many of the town’s historic buildings, railway station and public realm has led to the opening of many new bars and restaurants, independent retailers and vibrant indoor and outdoor community spaces. Prescot is well connected with a railway station connecting the town to Liverpool and Manchester and is within easy reach of the strategic road network.

Just outside of the town centre, 1,500 new homes have been built by national house builders, while nearby Knowsley Safari welcomes 600,000 people per year making it the most popular paid for visitor attraction in the Liverpool City Region.

Prescot Shopping Centre has recently been acquired by Knowsley Council with the aim of driving further investment and regeneration into the heart of the Town Centre.  It is located on the main pedestrianised high street in Prescot and includes adjoining car parking and vacant buildings. Beyond this site, Prescot has a wide range of further residential, leisure and commercial opportunities available within the town centre and surrounding area including gateway sites and major mixed-use development opportunities. If you’re interested to find out more about opportunities in and around Prescot Town Centre please visit our ‘Opportunities’ page or get in touch with the team using the details below.

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