Prescot Watch Factory to Be Redeveloped

By on Thursday, October 18, 2012

(Press release: Knowsley Council)

Planning approval has been granted to develop a former watch making factory on Albany Road in Prescot.

Albany Road development, Prescot

Plans were approved at the council’s Planning Committee yesterday to convert the building into 54 extra care apartments, 16 extra care bungalows and 62 residential properties.  Extra care housing is designed to help people live independently, with varying levels of care and support available on site.  The residential properties will be a combination of 2, 3 and 4 bedroom houses.

The application was submitted by lIiad Mason LLP, who are owner and developer of this project.

Plans for the extra care development also include a communal lounge and dining areas, a multi function room, spa and treatment area, hair salon, TV room, assisted bathing and staff facilities.

The £11.8m development supports the council’s ongoing commitment to provide appropriate housing for our existing residents whilst also attracting people into the area.

Cassie Forshaw, Head of Marketing for Iliad said: “We’re delighted to secure approval on this scheme which will enable us to provide much needed extra care facilities in the borough, as well as a wider choice of residential homes in the heart of Prescot Town Centre.”

Cllr Dave Lonergan, Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Economy and Skills, added “This is welcome news that such a prestigious site will be redeveloped, providing a wide range of housing to suit all needs and attract more people into Prescot.  I look forward to seeing the plans develop further.”

The planning committee granted planning permission and outline planning permission subject to conditions.  The applicant entering into a legal agreement was also granted listed building consent subject to conditions.

Photo: Artist’s impression of the new development on Albany Road, Prescot


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