Read all about the different projects which make up the Kirkham Futures masterplan as well as how they will be funded

Public Realm Improvements

Funding will be invested in reviving and re-energising Kirkham’s historic town centre streets and open spaces

Shop Front Improvement Scheme

The Kirkham Shopfront Improvement Scheme will focus on reinstating historic shopfronts in Kirkham Town Centre

Former Hillside Restaurant, Preston Street

Restoration of the Grade II Listed Hillside building

Former TSB, Poulton Street

Conversion of a long term vacant listed building in the heart of Kirkham to provide a high quality restaurant offer

HS HAZ Cultural Programme

Kirkham has been awarded an £80,000 grant from Historic England to create and deliver community-led cultural activities on the high street

Heritage, Health and Wellbeing Programme

Engaging with Kirkham’s history and heritage can improve the health and wellbeing of local people
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High Street Heritage Action Zones (HS HAZ) are 4-year regeneration programmes funded by Historic England and local authorities designed to help revive and revitalise historic high streets.  Kirkham is one of only 68 high streets in England that have been granted this funding to give its high street new lease of life. Fylde Borough Council is working closely with Historic England and partners to develop & deliver a number of schemes that will transform and restore disused and dilapidated buildings with new uses, help improve health & well-being restore local historic character and improve public realm.  The Kirkham HSHAZ runs from April 2020 to March 2024. It's total value is c.£3.5m, of which Historic England grant is £1.8m and the rest match (in cash and kind) from Fylde BC and Kirkham Town Council.

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The FHSF Masterplan was completed in 2020, and informed a bid for follow on funding to carry out a number of projects.

In response to the consultation and the objectives of the funding Fylde Council working with a team of consultants, Bauman Lyons, identified 8 key projects to deliver over the next 4 years:

1. Market Square: The Heart of Kirkham

2. Refurbishment of Kirkgate Centre

3. A brand new Heritage & Eco Skills Centre at Hillside

4. Kirkham Arts & Heritage Centre/Community Cinema in the Former Charity Girls School on Poulton Street

5. Enveloping Scheme to shops and properties

6. Public Realm improvements

7. Arts and Heritage Programme

8. Future development sites

These projects are explained below in more detail.

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THE PROJECT in detail
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Regeneration takes time and there are a number of ways for you to get involved in shaping the future of Kirkham. During the programme (until March 2024) there will be a number of engagement activities to get involved with.  Please register or subscribe to the Fylde Council newsletter so we can easily invite you to the different engagement activities as we publish them.
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