Blackpool Museum funding pot grows

Jessica Middleton-Pugh

The proposed Blackpool Museum has been awarded £4m from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, adding to a funding pot of more than £10m as the scheme targets an opening date in 2021.

Hawkins Brown, UCLan

Imminent start for £60m UCLan expansion

Contractor Bowmer & Kirkland is due to start on site this month at the £32m student centre and £28m civic square for the University of Central Lancashire in Preston.

UCLan Student Centre

UCLan confirms road closures at Adelphi Quarter

Road closures will begin in Preston this week to make way for an overhaul of highways around the Adelphi Quarter, part of the delivery of the University of Central Lancashire’s £60m Student Centre and civic square.

FWP Ormskirk Aparthotel

Ormskirk aparthotel secures approval

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The conversion and extension of Ormskirk’s grade two-listed former Magistrates’ Court into a hotel, restaurant, and bar has been given the go-ahead by West Lancashire Council.

Lidl Blackburn

Lidl expansion heads to Blackburn

The supermarket chain’s 19,000 sq ft store in Blackburn is set to secure planning consent next week, the latest to come forward under Lidl’s expansion programme.