20 Jan Skelmersdale’s Spade in the Ground
The Skelmersdale Place Board are pleased to see such a great start to 2020, as building work begins on the long-awaited Skelmersdale town centre redevelopment.
Builders arrived on site this morning, Monday 20 January, to start construction work on the scheme. The Skelmersdale development will bring significant investment and new jobs which will benef the whole of West Lancashire.
Phase one will see new retail units constructed to house Lidl and B & M Bargains, along with a further retail unit. Tawd Valley Park will see a fantastic new play area created and a new high street will link West Lancashire College with the rest of the town centre. There will also be enhancements to the public areas outside Skelmersdale Library.
The town centre redevelopment scheme is a partnership between West Lancashire Borough Council, Homes England and developer St. Modwen, and supported by the Lancashire Local Enterprise Partnership.
“This is a special day for the people of Skelmersdale as building work begins to make our new town centre a reality. Over the coming months the town centre development will take shape and we can all look forward to the day when we start shopping in these stores and our children are enjoying the play area.”
Councillor Ian Moran, Leader of West Lancashire Borough Council
Alex Jaques, St. Modwen Development Director, said:
“St. Modwen is proud to be involved in this scheme to develop Skelmersdale town centre and we are delighted that construction work has begun on site.”
The new scheme is expected to be completed late spring 2021. We look forward to seeing it progress.