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.
Have your say
This consultation is the start of a conversation, there will be lots of opportunities to have your say and help shape the future.
Please help us by giving your views on what is important to you about Barrow Town Centre by completing the short survey at the link below:
HAVE YOUR SAY | CLICK HERE TO TAKE OUR TOWN CENTRE SURVEY
This information leaflet gives some ideas of the opportunities in the town centre and may help you to complete the survey.
CLICK HERE TO READ OUR SHAPING THE FUTURE OF BARROW TOWN CENTRE LEAFLET
This first steps of consultation will be open from Monday 13th January 2020 to Friday 31st January 2020.
A public drop in session will also be held on Saturday 18th January 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.