The decade-long strategy features plans to create a village green. Credit: Our Studio

Genr8/Kajima JV wins £123m Huyton overhaul 

Knowsley Council has appointed the development consortium to deliver a 10-year overhaul of the town centre, which includes an 80,000 sq ft headquarters for the authority. 

Genr8 Kajima Regeneration, which is also redeveloping Rochdale town centre, will create a new commercial district in Huyton that will feature a hotel, workspace and homes. 

In addition, the decade-long strategy features plans to create a village green, upgrade the high street and revamp the station gateway. 

“The proposals are ambitious,” said Genr8 Kajima Regeneration director Mike Smith. 

“[The project] will transform the town centre and create an innovative mixed-use environment in which the whole community can thrive, and which will be the catalyst for further regeneration throughout the borough.” 

The council predicts the scheme, which could be supported by cash from the government’s £4.8bn Levelling Up Fund, would deliver a £50m boost to the local economy. 

Cllr Tony Brennan, cabinet member for regeneration and economic development, said: “Genr8 Kajima Regeneration has a successful track record of delivery and will help us to accelerate our development plans for Huyton. 

“We are working hard on our Levelling Up Funding Bid, which would really support us to kick-start our development plans.” 

5plus Architects is leading on building design and OPEN is the landscape architect.

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A great opportunity for Huyton to achieve it`s potential ,as it has some great assets, not least a centrally located rail station and wooded areas with mature trees.
Over recent years a number of restaurants have opened in the town centre, and if some kind of upgraded high street and street pattern is restored this can only be for the better,along with more of a residential offer particularly around the station.

By Anonymous

More great news for LCR

By Anonymous

This is good news indeed, and I’d be surprised if it took 10 years to deliver. Look at the demographic to the west and south of the town centre: leafy, pleasant neighbourhoods with plenty of disposable income, judging by the cars in the drive. Great rail and motorway connectivity, too. Get the place-making and the ground-floor leisure/retail mix right on the village green and my bet is that this place will really fly. Good luck, fellas.

By Sceptical

This is very welcome news for the city region and the design looks brilliant. Well done and good luck

By Anonymous

Very exciting times for our fantastic community, I really hope this scheme goes ahead .

By Gordon

Having grown up in Huyton with parents still living there, the town centre has always struggled despite the immense potential with it’s location and transport links. It’ll be fantastic to see this come to life and enhance the local offer for residents and provide a destination for people to enjoy.

By David Morris

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