The Partnership Charter, which was advocated by the North West Construction Hub, enshrines a culture of open and collaborative working which will support the successful delivery of the Playhouse.
It builds upon the collaborative and innovative working approach already in place between Knowsley Council, construction partner Kier Construction, the supply chain and design team.
The charter, which is best practice for construction projects of this kind, sets out agreed standards for delivering the project and working together.
Cllr Graham Morgan, Leader of Knowsley Council, said: “The Shakespeare North Playhouse is a transformational development for Prescot, Knowsley and the wider Liverpool City Region. It is forecast to attract more than 140,000 new visitors to the area, increase spending in the local economy, create new jobs and opportunities for the local supply chain. By signing this Charter, everyone involved in the construction of the Playhouse has committed to the successful and collaborative delivery of this project.”
Peter Commins, managing director at Kier Regional Building North West, said: “This Charter highlights our dedication to a true collaborative working relationship with Knowsley Council and our supply chain working on the Shakespeare North Playhouse project. Our aim of working with as many local supply chain companies as possible will ensure the project delivers multiple social benefits to the local area.”