The firm is providing advice on viability, funding and land assembly to St Helens Council on its plans to transform St Helens town centre. The multimillion-pound transformational project includes a new bus station, market hall, offices, retail, hotel and town centre homes together with extensive public realm improvements. The scheme is to be delivered by the council and its developer partner, English Cities Fund.

Keppie Massie has also advised the council and the combined authority on the funding for the £54m Glass Futures Centre of Excellence research and innovation facility in St Helens, where work has now commenced on site.

At the Parkside scheme in Newton-le-Willows, Keppie Massie has advised St Helens Council on financial appraisal and viability assessments on the former colliery site prior to its recent approval by government. Work on the new logistics hub and its associated £38m link road to the M6 is already under way.

Managing director, Ged Massie, said: “Large scale regeneration schemes are at the very heart of the services we provide and we are excited to be supporting on such vital development projects.

“The St Helens area is the focus of several significant regeneration projects and we are delighted to have worked on them. The town centre work in St Helens provides a unique opportunity to regenerate this location, while the project led by Glass Futures has the potential to become a globally significant centre for glass innovation.”