The Liverpool Echo has the story – see link above
The plan to move the Scott facility in St. Helens to the Ashworth site has been around for quite a while now, indeed I recall that plans to sell off part of the grounds/parkland that surround Ashworth Hospital for the building of new housing were meant to help pay for the new facility. Is that still the case?
My previous posting of January 2015, with a number of important questions, refers – see the link to that posting below:-
It should also be noted (again) that the land between Ashworth Hospital and the soon to be closing Kennet Prison is actually in Melling not Maghull.