Eden Project North Grimshaw

Eden Project asks for £70m from Govt

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Dan Whelan

The estimated cost of delivering the Eden North attraction in Morecambe is around £125m, up from an initial £85m, according to the developer's funding request submitted to Whitehall this month. 

Blackpool seeks help for stricken hospitality trade

Neil Tague

Business leaders in Blackpool have sent an open letter to Boris Johnson, describing how tier 3 measures imposed ahead of the half-term break have had a devastating impact on its £1.6bn hospitality industry.

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Blackpool goes for additional £50m support 

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Dan Whelan

The council has lodged a bid for £50m from the Towns Fund to revitalise the town having already asked Government for £25m for nine town centre projects and received £8.6m from the Getting Building Fund to revamp Abingdon Street Market and extend Houndshill Shopping Centre. 

Blackpool Central Station Masterplan December 2018

Blackpool progresses trio of major schemes 

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Dan Whelan

Stanley Park Golf Club’s redevelopment, construction of a 40,000 sq ft factory in the airport enterprise zone, and compulsory purchase powers to accelerate the £300m Blackpool Central leisure scheme, have been voted forward by the council.

Houndshill Extension

Blackpool readies £25m Future High Streets bid

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Dan Whelan

The council aims to submit a bid to the £1bn Government fund and has outlined 11 schemes it would help fund, including the extension of Houndshill Shopping Centre and the redevelopment of the Old Post Office into a hotel.   

The Rise Primesite

Problem jobs sealed CPUK’s fate, administrator says

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Dan Whelan

The Skelmersdale-based contractor fell into administration owing £11m to creditors because of the impact of Covid-19 and a string of "problem jobs", most notably Primesite Developments’ £40m The Rise scheme, which left CPUK with £3m of debt. 

Leyland Leisure Centre

South Ribble pledges to clean slate after damning report

Sarah Townsend

Leader Paul Foster admitted “significant failings” in the council governance in recent years, including a flawed costing and tender process for Leyland’s £24m leisure centre, and promised to “put things right”.