St. Helens Town Centre

St. Helens, Lancashire

Client : St. Helens Council
Value : £750K

St. Helens Metropolitan Borough Council commissioned FWP to work with them on the regeneration proposals for St Helens town centre. FWP were asked to look at Holy Cross Church and Hardshaw Centre shopping mall.

An innovative solution was required to provide a focal point to the town and address the security issues of the existing entrances to the roof top car park of the shopping mall. FWP developed a 20-metre high stainless steel ‘millennium needle’ with a lightweight helical stair wrapping around. The needle features lighting at the pinnacle through numerous star like holes.

FWP also designed a scheme to the historic fabric, stonework and windows to Holy Cross Church, a landmark town centre building.