Where is the funding coming from?
Investment into Blackpool town centre is to roughly the tune of £75m a larger proportion of that is not coming from the council but other source of funding such as the local economic partnership and the coastal communities’ fund.
The investment will create jobs, more places to eat, shop more things to do, better transport, more business and ultimately a better town for us all
We are giving a 21st century integrated transport experience which provides people with choice. The transport system connects people better across the Fylde Coast and to the whole of the North West.
More modern streets - more welcoming and more attractive streets, resurface, better pavements, more crossings, benches and bins
Better Public Transport – more trams on the network, more services, direct link to shops, hotels and attractions, a quicker, more modern and electrified rail line getting people to and from Blackpool from across the north west to shop, work and enjoy.
Conference and business – 7000 delegate 21st century state of the art conference centre being built, creating jobs for local people and encouraging more people to stay and shop in our town.
Jobs and investment – investment into the town centre, conference centre and 4 star hotels will create local jobs and apprenticeships during the build and into the future.
Shop and enjoy – extended Houndshill shopping centre, more places to eat and drink and entertain.
Blackpool Central - The £300m Blackpool Central development will bring world-class visitor attractions to a landmark site on the famous Golden Mile along with new hotels, restaurants, food market, event square, residential apartments and multi-storey parking.
Development of a museum celebrating Blackpool’s unique place in popular culture and creating another year-round visitor attraction in the heart of the resort
With exciting news to report - The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will travel to Blackpool on Wednesday 6th March, visiting a series of innovative projects that are focused on investment and regeneration.
Their Royal Highnesses will first visit the iconic Blackpool Tower. In the surroundings of one of the UK’s most famous landmarks, The Duke and Duchess will join a round table briefing about the town’s recent history, the challenges, and the investment and regeneration efforts that are currently underway.