Bath-based Mark Wray Architect with Seed Landscape Design picked by Knowsley Council

The competition to redesign Prescot Market Place in Merseyside has been won by Mark Wray Architects with Seed Landscape Design.

Prescot Market Place design competition

Mark Wray Architects’ design


Bath-based Mark Wray was one of five practices shortlisted for the scheme, from 45 entries.

“The competition brief requested a landmark space that will be well used by the public and enjoyed year round. It was felt that the winning proposal created a flexible, engaging space for activity to take place,” said RIBA Competitions.

“The scheme will improve connections to the site of the proposed Theatre and St Marys Church and provides places for people to sit and relax in the centre of Prescot.”

The renewal of the Market Place is backed by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Prescot Townscape Heritage Initiative.

Cllr Graham Morgan, Knowsley council’s cabinet member for regeneration and economic development said: “The final design really takes on board the comments received during the public consultation and includes seating areas and space for a café and community groups and activities.

“The design also compliments the other developments in the town including the Shakespeare North Playhouse and the multiplex cinema.”