ST HELENS CHAMBER: Property Entrepreneur Paul Nicholson reveals latest ‘landmark’ scheme
Scheme heralded as landmark project in nascent development of St Helens.
“Nicholson Plaza will be a further catalyst for change here”
A town centre in North West England is undergoing a renaissance after a leading UK property developer identified the potential of the borough as a trailblazer for positive change.
Award-winning property mogul Paul Nicholson and the team at Nicholson Group have been helping turn around the fortunes of St. Helens in the last 3 years.
Nicholson believes the Group’s latest project Nicholson Plaza which has been described as ‘landmark’ by stakeholders in the Merseyside region, will become a catalyst for positive change with the resulting multiplier effects.
He said: “The design of the scheme from concept to delivery was always focussed on being a testament both to the industry of the vicinity’s past and the vibrancy of the present and beyond.
“Nicholson Plaza designed under the Team Nico brand, forms the centrepiece of a new St Helens neighbourhood that we have been responsible for driving in the town centre known as the ‘Professional Quarter.’ We’ve created a striking façade with twelve stunning one-bedroom apartments, saturated in natural light, all completed to a very high specification* that includes an exclusive tenant private rooftop terrace.
When we acquired the site, it was a derelict building in poor condition. It is now home to successful businesses and occupiers making it their home.
Nicholson continued: “We’ve been spearheading the regeneration of St. Helens with our WA10 portfolio that will shortly comprise of more than one hundred residences plus eleven commercial units situated in iconic landmarks within the heart of the town centre.
“There’s an existing and slowly developing critical mass of infrastructure and investment here that’s cultural, creative, retail, leisure, entertainment and transport-based.”
“The demand for the apartments has been unprecedented, outstripping our last 2 projects. The apartments were reserved well before the development was complete with a reservation list in tow. Anyone interested in renting one of our market leading apartments shouldn’t be disappointed though as we will be commencing the next stage of the development, Nicholson Place, which will comprise 16 apartments, a mixture of one and two bedrooms.
We have our eyes firmly set on further acquisitions so hopefully we will have further good news to share shortly.
Nicholson also points to the essential education and health amenities well served within the area. The College is located directly in the town centre offering training for the NHS. One of the largest hospitals in Europe is just minutes away and recently invested in a new Logistics training centre to capture the growing market fuelled by the likes of major employers in the locality like Amazon.”
Team Nico has produced an acclaimed and comprehensive ‘Investment Prospectus’ detailing St Helens as one of the region’s and UK’s next investment hotspots.
Read more about the prospectus here