Nikal’s £300m Blackpool Central leisure scheme, a link road at the town’s airport enterprise zone, and a community sports village in Revoe are among the projects earmarked to benefit from £39.5m of Government funding.
The council is now seeking feedback from residents and business owners about its plans for how to spend the money, awarded last October.
Feedback from the consultation, which runs until 12 March, will be used to create a business case that will be submitted to the Government for approval.
The £3.6bn Towns Fund is aimed at strengthening local economies and revitalising towns post Covid-19.
Blackpool has selected seven projects to receive a chunk of the £39.5m the council was awarded. The funding includes:
- £8m for Blackpool Central. The money is to be used to support the relocation of Blackpool’s magistrates and civil court to open up space for the visitor attraction
- £9m for the council’s Multiversity project that will see the relocation of Blackpool & The Fylde College’s Palatine Road campus to a new-build, carbon-neutral university centre near Blackpool North train station
- £7.5m for Blackpool Airport Enterprise Zone to create a road to open up development sites to attract jobs and investment
- £5.5m Revoe Community Sports Village, a key component of the wider regeneration of the area
- £4.5m for The Edge, a modern, town centre office space for new start-ups and growing businesses
- £4.5m to upgrade Blackpool Illuminations
- £500,000 for a youth hub aimed at boosting training and wor opportunities for young people
Cllr Lynn Williams, leader of Blackpool Council, said: “The Town Deal award of £39.5m is transformational for Blackpool, a once in a generation investment for our town to tackle some of the challenges we face, to build on our strengths and to help us in our economic recovery from the damaging effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.”