£5m Kirkby Centre set to open

Published on: Tuesday, 18-February-2014


You will be able to access a range of key public services under one roof when the £5m Kirkby Centre opens next month.

Knowsley Council has transformed the tired, dated building on Norwich Way into a modern, fit-for-purpose facility.

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
  • Poco Coffee shop
  • Changing Places changing and toilet facilities

The Kirkby Centre opens its doors to the public on Monday 3 March 2014.

When the overall regeneration programme has been completed, the Kirkby Centre will open out onto an attractive new civic 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 we have completed work on the Kirkby Centre and it represents a major step forward in the wider regeneration programme to transform Kirkby Town Centre.”