Blackpool Council snaps up town centre properties
According to a council report, the acquisition of the land at 12, 14, 16, and 18 King Street will allow the local authority to progress its town centre car parking strategy.
Blackpool Council has agreed on the purchase of the town centre properties for an undisclosed sum.
The site is currently occupied by Kingswood Business Supplies, however an agreement of vacant possession has been agreed with the current owners. This means that the properties will be cleared before they come into the council’s possession.
The purchase of the King Street site follows the council’s recognition of an increased need for town centre parking provision due to various redevelopment projects in the pipeline.
As a result of these projects, such as the extended Houndshill Shopping Centre and £300m Blackpool Central, the council allocated £16m to parking provision in 2019.
Work also started on another scheme down the road from the acquired properties on King Street in February. VINCI Building has begun construction on a 215,000 sq ft civil service head office there.
Elsewhere on King Street, Blackpool Council has submitted plans for a 700-space multistorey car park on the former Syndicate nightclub site.