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Blackpool Town Deal

A bold vision has been set out for Blackpool – a modern, buzzing and attractive town that residents are proud of, where business is thriving and there are exciting career opportunities for all.

A 21st  century leisure destination that appeals to everyone, all year round! Blackpool has been awarded £39.5m from the government’s Towns Fund, to deliver seven projects which will provide a huge boost to the town’s regeneration and post-COVID economic recovery.

The town deal, described by Blackpool Council Leader Cllr Lynn Williams as 'game-changing', seven business cases have been approved by the Blackpool Council's Executive Committee and are awaiting final sign off from the government's Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) which is anticipated early in 2022. Blackpool will have until the end of the 2025/26 financial year to spend the money. 

The town deal projects

Blackpool central courts relocation (£6.95m) 

""Supporting the relocation of Blackpool’s county and magistrates courts by opening up space to support the£300m private sector investment at Blackpool Central. This will provide a brand new, world-class, visitor attraction, open year-round providing a major boost to the visitor economy including major job creation.

Blackpool multiversity (£9m) 

Relocation of the Blackpool and the Fylde College’s Palatine Road campus to create a world class university learning environment in the town centre. It will help to address local skills needs, working with local employers and in partnership with Lancaster University.

The new multiversity campus has been designed to accommodate over 3,600 learners.

Blackpool Airport Enterprise Zone (£7.5m) 

Creating a new road to open up development sites to attract jobs and investment at the Blackpool Airport Enterprise Zone (EZ).

Through the creation of new highways, the scheme will support business and jobs growth, opening up 10.5 hectares of previously inaccessible development land.

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Revoe Community Sports Village (£6.5m)

This project will aid the regeneration of the Revoe area,creating new sports pitches and facilities for community wide use.

It will create investment within the Blackpool FC Bloomfield Road ground and surrounding area.

The overall project aim is to provide a sports village with leisure,education, and residential uses and attract further private investment to the area.

The Edge (£4.5m) 

Redevelopment of the existing town centre Stanley Buildings to create modern office space for new start-ups and growing businesses, and providing business advice for growth-ambitious small businesses.

The Edge is the name given to the new extended managed workspace that will bring into use large parts of the upper floors of the building to create a vibrant business hub with a choice of offices,meeting rooms, co-working and breakout spaces.

Blackpool Illuminations modernisation (£4.5m) 

Upgrading the world famous Blackpool Illuminations to attract new visitors by developing new features and lighting technology.

A number of new centrepiece attractions will be designed alongside new lighting infrastructure improvements and essential technical equipment needed to deliver the illuminations in a greener, more sustainable way.

Blackpool Youth Hub (£0.5m)

The development of a physical space to support young people in the town to access jobs and training and to make the jump from school or unemployment into work, smoother and easier. The Youth Hub will provide a ‘one place base’providing quality advice for young jobseekers aged 16-24.

The service will be located in a vacant town centre unit within Bickerstaffe House, a council owned building.

Find out more about the town deal

or email regeneration@blackpool.gov.uk

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