Five receive Growing Places Funds

Sigma InPartnership, Urban Splash and Pilkington are among successful bidders for a share of £9m from the Growing Places Fund in Liverpool city region.

The funding was confirmed by Liverpool Local Enterprise Partnership. Details of the schemes are as follows:

  • £2.4m for Pilkington and Barnfield Construction to create new premises in St Helens
  • £184,000 for Kings Dock Mill, Liverpool, by developer Hurst Street Ltd, for creation of 93 homes
  • £5.4m Prologis in Widnes for a new road to serve the proposed Amazon warehouse
  • £750,000, Regeneration Liverpool, the joint venture between Sigma InPartnership and Liverpool City Council, for next phase of 1,000-unit housing development in Norris Green
  • £465,000 for Urban Splash towards public realm to prepare its Tribeca residential scheme on Great George Street in Liverpool. Plans for the housing are still being revised.

Robert Hough, chairman of Liverpool LEP, said: "The LEP successfully bid for this fund late last year and we have now agreed where almost £12m can best be allocated to drive economic growth. Our criteria are very clear. When these schemes are completed they must deliver immediate economic growth."

He added: "Growing Places fund money is to address short term infrastructure constraints to pave the way for larger scale projects. Our allocations are made on this basis and in line with the LEP's strategic goals to accelerate economic growth across Liverpool City Region."

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