Vinci Building UK secures St Helens Town Centre Transformation

Congratulations to VINCI Building UK who have been successful in being selected as the preferred contractor in delivering the first phase of St Helens town centre regeneration as part of our partnership with English Cities Fund which was procured by St Helens Council through the NWCH High Value Framework.

The project will revitalise the heart of the town centre and represents the largest ever single investment in St Helens. The scheme already has hybrid approval and will progress to a start on site in the first quarter of 2024, subject to a more detailed Reserved Matters planning application that is being submitted in the Autumn. 

The scope of works for VINCI Building is expected to cover the majority of the £90.69 million secured by St Helens Borough Council and ECF for the town centre regeneration, with the specifics of the contract to be agreed following Reserved Matters consent.

VINCI Building will lead the construction of a stunning new market hall flanked by a mixed-use area set around a 120-bedroom globally branded hotel, 64 stunning new homes and 11,000 sq ft modern retail space, along with high quality sustainable public spaces. The scope of initial works will also see replacement of the existing bus station with a new modern multi-modal interchange and active travel improvements across the wider town centre.

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“This is a fantastic opportunity for VINCI Building to showcase our technical expertise in Town Centre Regeneration. This project allows us to increase our social value commitments and add value within the borough and surrounding Merseyside area. We look forward to working with Muse and St Helens Borough Council and bringing this project to site.” John Roberts, Managing Director of VINCI Building

“The North West Construction Hub are very pleased to have supported St Helens Council, Stuart and the team from ECF with the procurement of this significant town centre redevelopment scheme. The appointment of Contractor Partner Vinci via a compliant framework tender process is just the start of our involvement of this important long-term partnering approach to bringing genuine value to the region”. Mike Tyler, NWCH business development & client liaison manager.