£5m Kirkby Centre NOW OPEN!

Published on: Monday, 03-March-2014

The £5m Kirkby Centre is now open, bringing together a range of key local services under one roof.

The project is a key part of the regeneration of Kirkby Town Centre and has been delivered on time and within budget.

The Kirkby Centre is home to:

  • Library
  • Gallery
  • Local history archive
  • One Stop Shop
  • Kirkby’s Knowsley Works team
  • Adult Disability Day Service
  • Community meeting rooms
  • Independent coffee shop
  • Changing Places changing and toilet facilities

When the overall regeneration programme has been completed, the Kirkby Centre will open out onto an attractive new public square.

Knowsley Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Economy and Skills, Cllr Dave Lonergan, said: “The Kirkby Centre is a fantastic facility which will enable residents to access a number of key services in one modern building.

“We are making huge investments in Kirkby Town Centre to give our residents the facilities they deserve. As well as the £5m investment in the Kirkby Centre, we will also shortly be opening the new £2.5m Kirkby Market and we have attracted major private sector investment into the town.

“I’m delighted that the Kirkby Centre is now open to residents and it represents a major step forward in the wider regeneration programme to transform Kirkby Town Centre.”