A LIVERPOOL heritage project delivered by Malton firm PLB was officially reopened last week by the Prince of Wales.

Prince Charles requested a tour of The Florence Institute in Liverpool after hearing about the community-driven project to restore Britain’s first purpose-built boys’ club.

The once derelict landmark has now been transformed and returned to full use by the local community and other supporters.

PLB completed the design and installation of a new heritage resource centre at the institute, known as The Florrie, in April 2012.

Jamie McCall, of PLB, said: “Prince Charles’ visit last week was a fitting tribute to the hard work and determination of a community to breathe life into the once-treasured building.

“The new Heritage Resource Centre will help tell The Florence Institute’s remarkable story and engage with local schools and businesses to provide resources surrounding this fascinating piece of Liverpool’s heritage.”