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At last: Michael Lee submits Cronton Colliery plans

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Michael Lee Architects has finally submitted a planning application for its competition-winning Cronton Colliery visitor centre scheme

The application for the 44 hectare former coal mine in Knowsley comes almost three years after the north London-based outfit won the project in a RIBA-organised competition.

Commenting on the apparent delay, Lee said: ‘These things take time. There was quite a lot of community consultation and engagement with a large number of external bodies.’

The site has also expanded to include a disused former railway which will connect the visitor centre to a nearby park.

The firm’s proposals for a ‘pioneering new visitor destination’ at the former coal mine in Knowsley were hailed as ‘compelling and thought-provoking’ by the judges.

Other finalists in the contest included Hawkins\Brown, the UK office of international giant HASSELL and Leeds-based Edward Architecture working with Matthew Riley.

Local authority Knowsley Council is expected to make a decision on the application in July.

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