Proposed Southport Townscape Heritage Project
What is a townscape heritage initiative?
Southport has a rich Historic Environment including that of the town centre and as such this is recognised by the formal designation of both Lord Street and the Promenade as Conservation Areas. A townscape heritage project is a heritage-led regeneration programme funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to improve historic town centres in need of investment. The scheme includes property improvements, skills training and community activities.
The Council and Southport BID submitted a Stage 1 application to the Heritage Lottery Fund in December 2017 for a decision at the end of May 2018. If successful, this would lead onto a Stage 2 bid and enable the development and delivery of a townscape heritage project for Southport Town Centre specifically for:
- Structural and external repair of historic buildings;
- Reinstatement of authentic architectural features (e.g. traditional shopfronts, windows);
- Works to bring vacant floor space in historic buildings back into use;
- Training and skills development, for example: helping building contractors to understand the correct methods for the repair of historic buildings.
Where will the project focus?
The project will focus on the properties between Lord Street and the Promenade in order to complement the Heritage Lottery Funded restoration of Kings Gardens and the recent award of Coastal Community funds for the pier.
This will enhance the quality and strength of the linkages between the town centre and the Seafront so that the two become better integrated, increasing the levels of economic activity within the target area to reduce the number of vacant and underused properties.
For more detailed information see full details below:
We would also like to update our consultation database for the Proposed Southport Townscape Project. Therefore if you are specifically interested in receiving a grant, training, being involved in activities and events, or being kept up to date with the project contact us with your details either by email SouthportTHI@sefton.gov.uk or telephone 0151 934 4935 or contact Southport BID on 01704 538382.