A £7.84m project is underway, giving some of Blackpool’s key roads a facelift to make streets more welcoming and shops more vibrant. The project began in January 2017 with upgrade works to Church Street.
Since then we have also visited Talbot Road, Dickson Road, Cookson Street and Bispham Village.
The £5.5m highway works include new features such as:
- Resurfaced footpaths and roads with better quality materials
- New trees
- Bins and street furniture
- Better paving at crossings with technology and sensors to help blind and partially sighted people
- New public art
Working with properties on Topping Street, Church Street, Talbot Road, Cedar Square, Deansgate and Edward Street, more than 20 properties have already been supported through our £2.3m Property Improvement Scheme, helping business owners to improve the external appearance of their properties, revitalising their kerb side appeal.
Ongoing works include £400,000 total public and private investment in the prominent IBIS Styles hotel on Talbot Road. Work is due for completion in 2022.
The prominent Cedar Tavern is also undergoing a refurbishment programme of over £125,000 with new windows, extensive external façade repairs and restorations and repairs to the roof. Works are expected to complete on a number of other properties within the next few months.
To find out more about Blackpool's regeneration, visit the making Blackpool better page.
What's been done so far
So far the following has been renewed:
- Church Street
- Dickson Road
- Talbot Road
- Topping Street
- Corporation Street
- Caunce Street
Blackpool Council has secured a £7m grant from the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership’s Growth Deal and a further £791,340 is being contributed by the council.