Helm plans in for Prescot Playhouse

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Jessica Middleton-Pugh

A planning application has been submitted for the construction of a £19m Jacobean theatre in Prescot, designed by Helm Architecture, which has been under discussion for the past nine years.

Best read stories of 2015

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Place North West looks back at the stories most popular with readers over the past year, with headlines dominated by big development strategies, new companies entering the market and bumper planning agendas.

‘Bold modernist’ library listed

Wirral’s Bebington Central Library has been listed Grade 2 by heritage minister Tracey Crouch along with six other later 20th Century libraries. The British Library in London has been listed Grade 1.

Sefton hires team to tackle Crosby blight

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Sefton Council has appointed planning consultant Nexus Planning, architecture practice Broadway Malyan, surveyors Aspinall Verdi, and transport specialists JMP Consultants to devise a plan to revitalise Crosby Village.

Liverpool art academy architect dies

Simon Donohue

Rick Mather, the celebrated architect whose practice designed the 2010 RIBA award winning Art & Design Academy in Liverpool, has died at the age of 75.

Carolyn Willitts: Marine Point reviewed

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Is this a prison? Bare block walling, barbed wire, blacked-out windows. Ugly, unwelcoming and unfriendly. No, this is the regenerated promenade at New Brighton; a retail park on the seafront with its ugly backside facing the waterfront.

Knowsley leisure centre completes

A £21m leisure centre in Huyton designed by Broadway Malyan and built by Balfour Beatty Construction has been officially opened GALLERY.