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40 High Street, Prescot

The building was formerly used as dry cleaners with accommodation above and was situated on a prominent gateway corner to Prescot Town Centre. The building had fallen into disrepair and required significant works to be bought back into use.

The work has made dramatic changes to the exterior of the building, which has seen decades of paint stripped away to reveal beautiful brickwork and stonework, traditional cast rainwater works and a renovated slate roof. In addition the twentieth century shop front has been replaced with a more traditional all-timber shop front which complements the building’s architecture.  The building is the first of 30 to be repaired, restored and brought back into use via the THI between now and 2018.

The two bedroom flat above benefited from a full renovation, including contemporary open plan kitchen/living area, full re-wire, new heating system and the original sash windows professionally restored.

The project was supported by the Prescot Townscape Heritage Initiative (THI), including the Heritage Lottery Fund award, HCA Empty Homes Cluster Fund and additional funding provided by Knowsley Council and the property owner.

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