A PROPERTY developer has announced the completion of a regeneration programme in St Helens town centre. 

The Nicholson Group says its work on Barrow Street and Bridge Street has created 46 homes for residents and space for six businesses.

The company, founded and led by property developer Paul Nicholson, had drawn up a strategic investment plan for properties on Barrow Street, which were formerly used as offices, flats and businesses.

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Inside the developments on Barrow Street

Mr Nicholson said that even though the coronavirus pandemic has led to challenges demand for the final element of the scheme  – known as Nicholson Place – has remained strong.

He said: “Nicholson Place is 16 high-end city living apartments all of which were reserved off plan.

“It’s very much in line with our attention to detail on interiors, bespoke to us.

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“In addition, we’ve incorporated state of the art fingerprint technology and e.g. wi-fi heaters.”

Businesses that have located to the commercial units on Barrow Street include the Dean restaurant.

He added: “It really is a testament to our team to have completed the project given all the constraints of lockdown, yet we managed to do so in a safe and controlled environment within deadline.

“With all apartments reserved off plan, this is the reward for everybody’s hard work and dedication within the group.

“Indeed, I can say that with pride about the whole Barrow Street scheme.”

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The developer’s completed projects include the transformation of the former Tyrers building on Bridge Street into 15 apartments and a shop unit.

Projects on Barrow Street are Nicholson House, made up of 18 apartments and four shops;  Nicholson Plaza, 12 apartments and 2 shops; and Nicholson Place, 16 apartments and one business.