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Lancashire fills Kirkham regeneration funding gap

Julia Hatmaker

The county council will invest £3.2m into the Kirkham Futures programme after Fylde Council failed to receive its full request from the government’s Future High Streets Fund.

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USS to fund Blackpool Central first phase 

Dan Whelan

Nikal and Media Invest Entertainment have struck a deal with the Universities Superannuation Scheme to pay for the construction of a 1,300-space car park, part of a £300m town centre leisure scheme.

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Create Construction owed £11.6m to unsecured creditors

Julia Hatmaker

The Blackpool-based contractor collapsed in October, with administrators placing the blame on the company’s inexperience in subcontractor expertise, rising supply prices, Covid-related project delays and the government’s VAT reverse charge on construction services.


Government commits to MIPIM 2022

The UK Pavilion will be the centrepiece of the national effort at the international property exhibition, it has been confirmed.

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Blackpool makes its Towns Fund case

Neil Tague

Each of the seven projects put forward for funding has been cleared at local level and submitted to government, with decisions on the first three expected in December.

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Blackpool takes full control of town’s airport 

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Dan Whelan

The UK Civil Aviation Authority has granted operational control of the facility to a council-owned subsidiary, paving the way for further investment in the site, which is a key part of the 355-acre Blackpool Airport Enterprise Zone. 

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CapReg narrows losses, looks to resi

Neil Tague

Shopping centre operator Capital & Regional has reported a pre-tax loss of £37.9m in its interim results and announced a tie-up with developer Far East Consortium.