Prescot Townscape Heritage Initiative (THI) is a five year project to repair, restore and re-use historic buildings and spaces in Prescot town centre. Prescot is one of the oldest settlements in Merseyside and the project is drawing on this diverse heritage to help shape the town's future.
The THI will restore shopfronts, historic architectural features, repair historic buildings and improve open spaces, including medieval Market Place. It aims to make Prescot town centre more attractive and vibrant, working with existing businesses, attracting new businesses and creating new homes.
The initiative is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Knowsley Council and other local partners. It will see around Â£4 million invested in bringing Prescot's heritage back to life.
Photos of all of the completed THI building and public realm projects can be viewed on the THIâs Flickr page: https://www.flickr.com/photos/prescot_thi/albums
With its towering medieval church, timber framed buildings and well-preserved Georgian and Victorian architecture, Prescot is one of Merseyside's most historic towns.
Famed for its watchmaking during the 18th and 19th centuries, Prescot's varied industrial past includes coal mining, pottery and toolmaking.
The THI is here to conserve this heritage, conserve historic buildings and connect people to their town's rich past.
Owners of certain buildings in the Prescot Conservation Area can apply for grants to repair, restore and re-use their property.
Eligible properties are marked in red and orange.
Advice for people interested in applying for a grant for shopfront repairs, renewal or restoration is available in the shopfront and signage design guide (PDF).
The conservation area appraisal (PDF) is a detailed assessment of Prescot's most historic areas.