The Opportunity

Our ambition is to return this redundant, derelict brownfield site to its former role as an economic engine for the area.

Parkside Phase One received outline planning consent in November 2021 for up to 1m sq ft of employment space alongside new public amenity space such as woodland walks, exercise infrastructure and tree planting.

Parkside will deliver a step-change in economic output for St Helens and the jobs and training opportunities that are fit for a modern economy.

The partners behind Parkside Regeneration – St Helens Council and developer Langtree – are now working with other agencies to ensure that local people benefit from the opportunities the scheme presents.  These include local colleges and St Helens Chamber of Commerce, with detailed programmes agreed to get people ‘job-ready’ when occupiers begin moving on site towards the end of 2024.

The first phase will kick start the regeneration of the site and bring benefits including:

  • £80 million a year of new economic activity to the City Region.
  • 1,330 gross operational jobs.
  • Regeneration of former colliery site.
  • An additional £2.2 million in Business rates to St Helens Council once fully operational.
  • Around £77.9 million invested in construction.
  • 457 construction and supply chain jobs during the site build.
  • 93,000 sq m of new employment floorspace.
  • Improvement of green space and landscape.