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Talbot Gateway

Talbot Gateway is a major mixed-use regeneration scheme, transforming the heart of Blackpool town centre.

 The £350m development is led by Blackpool Council, alongside its long term partner Muse. The scheme is redeveloping the area around Blackpool North train station in order to bring more workers and students into Blackpool town centre and create more jobs and opportunities for local people.

A first phase was completed in 2014 with the opening of the 125,000 sq ft Number One Bickerstaffe Square council office, a Sainsbury’s supermarket and a refurbished 650-space multi-storey car park, alongside extensive public spaces for the community to enjoy.

Other phases are now under development, including a hotel and restaurant, 215,000 sq ft office for UK Government and Multiversity education campus. 

 An aerial picture showing a series of modern buildings in the foreground, with The Blackpool Tower, sea and sky in the background. 

Multiversity

 

£40m funding has been confirmed to deliver a new Multiversity education campus in Blackpool.

Landmark Levelling Up funding will ensure delivery of a new Multiversity, a carbon-neutral, education campus in Blackpool’s Talbot Gateway Central Business District.

Blackpool Council, supported by Wyre Council, will receive the funding to deliver a new Multiversity, a carbon-neutral, education campus in Blackpool’s Talbot Gateway Central Business District.

New images show the scale of the landmark development, which will allow Blackpool and The Fylde College to replace out of town centre facilities with world-class state-of-the-art ones in the heart of the town centre.

The Multiversity will promote higher-level skills, helping residents in Blackpool secure jobs for the future.

Funding for land assembly of the Multiversity was also granted via Blackpool Town Deal.

Civil Service Hub

Construction began on a new regional office for the UK Government in January 2023.The Civil Service Hub will bring over 3,000 government workers to Blackpool town centre_web-min

The £100m office development will result in over 3,000 civil servants relocating to the town centre when it opens in 2025.

This is the next stage in the Council’s ambition to rejuvenate the town centre by the introduction of high quality office developments that will protect local jobs and create new employment opportunities, drive footfall and bring a huge economic boost to retailers and local businesses in the town centre.

The c.215,000 sq ft, seven storey building is being built on King Street and the land of East Topping St car park. The eco-friendly design includes new pedestrian and cycle paths, plenty of bicycle storage for cycling to work and promoting a healthier lifestyle, and is just a few minutes walk from bus, train and tram stops, including a new tram interchange at Blackpool North train station.

Please be aware that there will be limited access available to East Topping Street Car Park as things move forward. For more information on car parking in Blackpool town centre, visit our car parks page.

Holiday Inn and Marco Pierre White restaurant

Image of a hotel development with road and zebra crossing in the foregroundA new hotel, restaurant and tramway extension is currently under construction.

The development will feature a 4* Holiday Inn and Marco Pierre White restaurant and is well on the way to completion. The land is on the site of the old Wilko store and multi-storey car park.

A new £23.4m tram extension and tram stop is also being built. The existing tramway on the Promenade has been extended up Talbot Road through the site hotel site to a new North Station terminus and will open once construction on the hotel is complete. Surrounding the tram stop and hotel will be retail units which are available for lease.

A new modern and bright underpass is also being built from Blackpool North train station. High Street is currently closed to allow the underpass works to be carried out. Diversions are in place so please allow extra time for your journeys. 

 

For more information, please visit the dedicated Talbot Gateway website or sign up to our free regeneration newsletter.