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

Public Realm Improvements

Find out how £1.5m will be invested in reviving and re-energising Kirkham’s historic town centre streets and open spaces

Shop Front Improvement Scheme

Shopkeepers and landlords can apply for large grants to transform their high street properties help return many properties to their former historic glory

Heritage and Eco Skills Centre

We aim to create a regional centre of excellence for heritage and eco skills within the restored Grade II Listed Hillside building

The Kirkgate Centre

Key to regeneration of the town – this prime building is the ideal place for mixed use development leisure, retail and housing

Arts and Heritage Centre & Community Cinema

One of the most urgent needs expressed by the residents is for some form of leisure attraction, in particular a cinema on the high street

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

Health and Wellbeing  Programme

Engaging with Kirkham’s history and heritage can improve the health and wellbeing of local people
Revitalising our High Street Banner

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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