Barrow Town Centre Regeneration
Shaping the Future of Barrow Town Centre
Barrow is changing! Its local economy has the potential to continue to grow and thrive, underpinned by submarine programmes and offshore energy developments, strong manufacturing base and increased investment by the private and public sector.
These opportunities are unmistakeable, and supported by established local businesses the Town Centre is an important element of Barrow’s offer. That said, there is no escaping the challenges faced by town centres today and we want ours to go from strength to strength; acting as a key asset for Barrow and its community. In support of this, we are developing a Town Centre Framework that can support the future vitality of the Town Centre and support opportunities to secure new investment within the town.
Room for Improvement
There are some great things happening in Barrow, but we know there’s more we can do:
- we want to attract more visitors to the Town Centre more often and creating opportunities for people to spend more time and money;
- we want to make it easier to get to where you want to go in and around the Town Centre;
- we want to find new uses for empty buildings – supporting the creation of new jobs and new homes;
- we want to see more uses and activities supporting the role and vibrancy of Barrow as a key destination.
Future High Street Fund
Barrow has been shortlisted for central government funding, including the Future High Streets Fund and Town Deals Fund, and we want to understand what you think we should be focusing on. This potential funding could help to address some of aspirations and opportunities raised as part of this Consultation for the Town Centre.
Update February 2020
More than 700 responses were collected during the initial three-week period consultation in January.
Following this a number options for the use of the fund have been identified forming the basis of the further public consultation launched Monday 24th February and we again we welcome your views.
Give your views on proposals for the Town Centre
This information leaflet gives some ideas of projects in the Town Centre which meet the aims of the Fund and respond to consultation undertaken in January 2020.
CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE EMERGING PROJECTS FOR BARROW TOWN CENTRE
Please take a look at the leaflet and give us your views by completing the short survey at the link below:
HAVE YOUR SAY | CLICK HERE TO TAKE OUR SURVEY ON THE EMERGING PROJECTS
The consultation will be open from Monday 24th February 2020 to Friday 6th March 2020
A public drop in session will also be held on Wednesday 26th February 2020 between 11am and 3pm in 56 Portland Walk at the entrance to the Market Hall. Please come along to speak to staff about what you would like to see change about the Town Centre and help to shape its future.