Green light to build recovery

By Ged Henderson

04 Aug 2020

Ten major development schemes in Lancashire have been given the government go-ahead and cash backing from the £34.1m awarded to the county through the Getting Building Fund.

The fund is part of a national drive to minimise the negative impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the economy and deliver jobs and green recovery.

Steve Fogg, who chairs the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership said securing the funding for the ten projects, which include the extension of Blackpool's Houndshill centre, was “fantastic news” for the county.

He said: “Money received from this fund will be invested in projects which will create jobs and invest in much needed infrastructure improvements, helping the county recover and bounce back quicker from the pandemic.”

The chosen schemes are ‘shovel-ready’ and have demonstrated the ability to “accelerate growth and create employment”.

They range from town centre regeneration projects to high-end research and development facilities such as the Lancashire Centre for Alternative Technologies.

The projects that have secured funding and the amounts they have received, in round figures, are:

  • Houndshill Extension Scheme, Blackpool (£5m)
  • Abingdon Street Market Acquisition and Rejuvenation, Blackpool (£3.63m)
  • Alker Lane, Chorley (£2.25m)
  • Pioneer Place, Burnley (£3.68m)
  • Lancashire Centre for Alternative Technologies – ‘RedCat’ (£1.5m)
  • Low Carbon Manufacturing Building Demonstrator (AMRC), South Ribble and Ribble Valley (£2.5m)
  • Project Neptune, Fleetwood (£4.03m)
  • Hillhouse Enterprise Zone, Wyre (£0.5m)
  • M55 Link Road, Fylde (£5.79m)
  • The Tatton Scheme, Chorley (£5.2m)

Steve Fogg added: ''Working closely with all Lancashire local authorities, Sarah Kemp, the chief executive of the LEP and her team, have over the past couple of weeks identified a final list of projects across the county which can start almost immediately, be completed within 18 months and which can deliver jobs and green recovery.

“The fact that Lancashire has managed to secure a significant amount of funding is testament to the collaborative working between the LEP and its partners to work together to help protect Lancashire's businesses and the livelihoods of our residents.

''All of the successful ten schemes have demonstrated they have the ability to accelerate growth and create employment, and we have chosen a really good mix of projects which will have an impact across the whole of the county.”

He added: “Each day we are hearing of failing businesses and people losing their jobs. The projects which have secured the funding are expected to create over 1,500 jobs for the county, as well as enabling our businesses to become more competitive and take advantage of the opportunities arising from new technologies.

“This a really positive start for the county as we begin our economic recovery in the 'new normal' and I am hoping this will be the first of a number of support interventions which we will secure for Lancashire.”

Enjoyed this? Read more from Ged Henderson

Latest news

1

Forbes makes Manchester move Forbes Manchester

Forbes makes Manchester move

15 Apr 2024

2

Blackpool approves plans for pair of apartment complexes New South Promenade Apartments Visuals

Blackpool approves plans for pair of apartment complexes

12 Apr 2024

3

Distinguished engineer takes senior role at Lancaster University Rebecca Lingwood

Distinguished engineer takes senior role at Lancaster University

11 Apr 2024

4

International building supplies firm to open new plant in Preston New Kerakoll Group Premises Visuals

International building supplies firm to open new plant in Preston

11 Apr 2024

5

Master the sales call to boost your suucess Helen Tebay The Sales Lady

Master the sales call to boost your suucess

15 Apr 2024

Hwc 2024 Email Signature 980x120
Background image for hub sign up block

LBV Hub

Reach 50,000 members of the Lancashire business community

Post your news
Post your events
Post your offers
Company profile
Social reach
Magazine coverage
Sign-up
Events
Health and Wellbeing Conference 2024
Hwc 2024 Social Media 1200px 1
Networking
23 Apr 2024

Health and Wellbeing Conference 2024

Crow Wood Hotel, Burnley , BB12 0RT

08:30 - 13:00

Help to Grow Management Course
HTG2.png.png
LBV Hub Seminars
15 Apr 2024 - 17 Jul 2024

Help to Grow Management Course

Preston Campus , Preston , PR1 2HE

09:30 - 14:00

Business Networking in Chorley - BNI Endeavour
EVENT LISTING SIZING Endeavour.png.png
LBV Hub Networking
16 Apr 2024

Business Networking in Chorley - BNI Endeavour

Oak Royal, Bury Lane, Chorley, PR6 8SW

06:30 - 08:30

Business Networking in Blackburn - BNI Vista
EVENT LISTING SIZING Vista.png.png
LBV Hub Networking
16 Apr 2024

Business Networking in Blackburn - BNI Vista

Hampton by Hilton, 2 Frontier Ave, Blackburn, BB1 3AL

06:45 - 08:30

Business Networking in Lancaster - Eden Business Network
EVENT LISTING Eden Business Network.png.png
LBV Hub Networking
17 Apr 2024

Business Networking in Lancaster - Eden Business Network

The Borough, 3 Dalton Square, Lancaster, LA1 1PP

18:30 - 20:30

Business Networking in Accrington - BNI Zeus
EVENT LISTING SIZING Zeus.png.png
LBV Hub Networking
17 Apr 2024

Business Networking in Accrington - BNI Zeus

The Mill House, Corn Mill Yard, Accrington, BB5 5HX

06:45 - 08:30

Business Networking in Preston - BNI Diamond
EVENT LISTING BNI Diamond.png.png
LBV Hub Networking
17 Apr 2024

Business Networking in Preston - BNI Diamond

The Marriot Hotel, Garstang Road, Broughton, PR3 5JB

07:15 - 09:00

Cyber Secure 360: Safeguarding Your Digital World
CyberSecure 360 LBV-32.png.png
LBV Hub Seminars
18 Apr 2024 - 18 Apr 2024

Cyber Secure 360: Safeguarding Your Digital World

Accrington Stanley, Accrington, BB5 5BX

08:30 - 12:00

Business Networking in Burnley - BNI Kudos
EVENT LISTING BNI Kudos.png.png
LBV Hub Networking
18 Apr 2024

Business Networking in Burnley - BNI Kudos

Prairie Sports Village, Windemere Avenue, Burnley, BB10 2FU

06:45 - 08:30

Business Networking in Preston- BNI Brunch
EVENT LISTING SIZING Brunch .png.png
LBV Hub Networking
19 Apr 2024

Business Networking in Preston- BNI Brunch

Samlesbury Preston Hotel, Preston New Road, Preston, PR5 0UL

09:30 - 11:00

The Pro Club
Untitled design (6).png.png
LBV Hub Networking
19 Apr 2024

The Pro Club

Fraser House, Lancaster, LA1 4XQ

09:30 - 12:30

Business Networking in Blackburn - BNI Infinity
EVENT LISTING BNI Infinity.png.png
LBV Hub Networking
19 Apr 2024

Business Networking in Blackburn - BNI Infinity

Hampton by Hilton, 2 Frontier Ave, Blackburn, BB1 3AL

06:30 - 08:30

Advertise with us

Reaching 50,000 members, our print, digital and event platforms offer a fantastic way to raise your business profile and help you grow.

Find out more Lbv115 Online Graphic
Subscribe now

Weekly news bulletin