£40m funding has been confirmed to deliver new Multiversity education campus in Blackpool!
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.
Key benefits of the project include:
Improving skills and opportunities
- The investment in a new, high-quality, purpose-built educational facility will provide an unrivalled learning environment, encouraging more learners to choose to continue with their education in Blackpool.
- A tailored curriculum, catering for needs of employers in order to fill skills gaps across the Fylde Coast, means the Multiversity, by virtue of what is taught there, will link directly to employment opportunities.
Supporting town centre regeneration
- The development of the Multiversity adjacent to the town centre will complement other major developments, including the developments at Talbot Gateway, the extension to the Houndshill Shopping Centre and the new Winter Gardens Conference and Exhibition Centre, in providing year-round footfall into the town centre, reducing the impacts of seasonality.
Built environment uplift
- The Multiversity’s development will provide uplift to an area that has not previously benefitted from significant investment, improving the built environment significantly, and supporting the creation of high-quality, pedestrianised, public open space.
Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Councillor Lynn Williams said:
Bev Robinson CBE, OBE, Principal and Chief Executive, Blackpool and the Fylde College said:
Following the announcement this morning, Councillor Michael Vincent, Leader of Wyre Council said: