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Prescot Market Place

Prescot Market Place

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Competition | Shortlisted

Prescot Market Place

To redesign the currently unused public open space at Prescot Market Place in Knowsley, Merseyside

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Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council, via its Heritage Lottery Fund supported Prescot Townscape Initiative, is seeking design concepts from architect–led teams worldwide to redesign the currently unused public open space at Prescot Market Place in Knowsley, Merseyside.


Prescot’s historic Market Place, a historic space which was once the centre of economic and social life of the town for almost 700 years. Organised in partnership with Knowsley Council and the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund, the first phase of the competition will require architect-led teams to submit designs anonymously, in digital format only. Euan Macdonald from Hawkins/Brown is fulfilling the role of Architect Adviser.

It is hoped that the winning design will create a vibrant special space in the town centre which will complement other amazing developments in the town including the new Shakespeare North Playhouse and a planned cinema making Prescot an even more attractive place for its visitors, residents and businesses.

Selected from 42 entries, 5 Shortlisted teams have now been chosen to work up their design proposals for the second Phase of the competition:

  • Blackstaff Architects, Belfast
  • Charles Tashima Architecture, London
  • Mark Wray Architects, Bath with Seed Landscape.
  • OMI Architects, Manchester
  • Periscope Studio, London


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