New £5m Kirkby Centre opens

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The new Kirkby Centre on Norwich Way

The new Kirkby Centre on Norwich Way

Locals can now access a range of key public services under one roof at the newly completed £5m Kirkby Centre.

The building on Norwich Way has been transformed by Knowsley Council into a contemporary, fit-for-purpose facility. The Centre is said to play a key role in the regeneration of Kirkby town centre and is home to a library, adult disability day service and an independent coffee shop.

Knowsley Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Economy and Skills, Councillor Dave Lonergan, told JMU Journalism: “The Kirkby Centre is a fantastic facility which will enable residents to access a number of key services in one modern building and I’m delighted that we have completed work. It represents a major step forward in the wider regeneration programme to transform Kirkby town centre.”

He continued: “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.”

The Kirkby Centre will eventually open out onto a new public square as part of the regeneration programme.

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