In partnership with Historic England and the Government's Future High Street Fund (FHSF) we have secured funding of £1.5m to help revive Kirkham’s historic town centre streets and open spaces.

It is an exciting opportunity to re-energise Kirkham's historic high street by celebrating its existing character and qualities and create a more vibrant place where people choose to visit, live, work and invest.

A town’s Public Realm generally refers to the built environment – the streets, pavements, street furniture, trees and so on.

This ambitious project seeks to undertake enhancements to Kirkham's public realm and create a coherent enhanced townscape quality which make it a much more pleasant place to live, shop, visit and enjoy.  

To deliver this process Fylde Borough Council has appointed a team led by The Paul Hogarth Company, an award-winning Landscape Architecture and Urban Design Company who will formulate and deliver plans to improve the outdoor spaces – including the town’s central streets and famous Market Square.

Artist impression of improved pedestrian areas on Poulton Street

The current streetscape in Kirkham includes a mixture of different material types, finishes, street furniture and signage. The cumulative effect of these piecemeal changes and additions to the streetscape can distract from the overall heritage character of the town.

The town centre environment is presently traffic dominated in parts, particularly around Market Square, with severe traffic movement around the present Poulton Street, Preston Street, Freckleton Street and Church Street mini-roundabout.

It is aimed to create a much-improved Market Square that will allow greater use for markets and events as well as the narrowing of roads and widening pavements to increase pedestrian space and creation of outdoor seating/dining areas.

Alterations are also being proposed to on-street parking and extra planting of trees and shrubs to create attractive tree-lined areas. It is hoped that through rationalising of ‘street clutter’ and by raising awareness to the existing heritage assets, the town’s historic character can be restored, while at the same time creating new opportunities for people to feel pride and connection to their town.

To ensure the proposals best reflect the needs and desires of the community, a series of consultations have already happened, with more to come.

Feedback helps us to shape a vision that is uniquely about Kirkham, revitalising the town and bringing with it tangible positive change for residents and visitors.

Please Get Involved to view the latest Public Realm consultations.

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Regeneration takes time. Over the coming months, there are a number of ways for you to get involved in shaping the future of Kirkham. We've set up a series of engagement activities to engage with you during the pandemic and beyond.  Please register or subscribe to our newsletter so we can easily invite you to the different engagement activities as we publish them.
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Funding Source
High Street Heritage Action Zone
We are grateful to have won Heritage Action Zone Funding from Historic England, and are in the process of setting up a series of sub-projects funded under this programme.
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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
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Future High Street Fund Masterplan
In 2020, funded by Future High Street Funding from Ministry Housing, Communities and Local Government we developed our masterplan by Bauman Lyons.
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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
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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
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The Kirkgate Centre
Key to regeneration of the town – this prime building is the ideal place for mixed use development leisure, retail and housing
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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
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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
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Health and Wellbeing  Programme
Engaging with Kirkham’s history and heritage can improve the health and wellbeing of local people
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Get Involved and Have Your Say!
Regeneration takes time. Over the coming months, there are a number of ways for you to get involved in shaping the future of Kirkham. We've set up a series of engagement activities to engage with you during the pandemic and beyond.  Please register or subscribe to our newsletter so we can easily invite you to the different engagement activities as we publish them.
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