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Morgan Sindall completes £19 million Merseyside regeneration scheme

Morgan Sindall completes £19 million Merseyside regeneration scheme

Morgan Sindall has completed a £19 million redevelopment project to regenerate Stockbridge Village in Knowsley, Merseyside.

The major scheme, undertaken for Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council, has seen the village undergo a complete transformation since work started in 2010. The project has included the construction of a new primary school, a supermarket, a multi-use games area (MUGA), a library and a neighbourhood centre featuring leisure facilities, including a 20 metre swimming pool and high-tech gym. Old buildings have made way for new modern structures, facilities and services, all located around one central village square.

The development has formed a key part of a £25 million regeneration scheme led by Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council in conjunction with local residents and partners, to transform the village into a vibrant and welcoming focal point for the local community.

Barry Roberts, Morgan Sindall area director for Liverpool, says: “This has been a complex and challenging project, but one that has been made possible through a close partnership with Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council. The new facilities stand to bring about transformational change in the heart of Stockbridge Village, providing local residents with fantastic, state-of-the-art amenities.

“Morgan Sindall has considerable experience in successfully delivering multi-element regeneration schemes like this and, after two years, we’re delighted to see the local community reaping the benefits.”

Councillor Dave Lonergan, Knowsley’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Economy and Skills, says: “Stockbridge Village has seen a fantastic transformation over the last couple of years and what has been created here will be a lasting legacy for people in the area. It’s wonderful to see local residents already enjoying these new and modern facilities. I hope that this continues over many years and this is the start of a brighter and more vibrant future for the area.”

Morgan Sindall also recently completed a £50 million project to build a new flagship public services hub for Wigan Borough Council. The Wigan Life Centre is one of the largest municipal facilities in the country and will deliver a range of council services and leisure facilities. Overall investment in the scheme has totalled approximately £217 million.

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For more information about this news release please contact Ruth Cobban at Paver Smith on 0151 239 5000 or email Cobban@paversmith.co.uk