Welcomed Boost For Southport
We were delighted to recently see that Southport is set to receive £37.5m in government funding for a range of exciting projects across the sea front and the town centre. Following a submission of a Town Investment Plan in October 2020, the money has been agreed nationally across 101 towns.
The Southport deal is one of the larger deals that the government has approved.
The Town Deal funding will help to diversify Southport’s economy and transform the town into a place millions of people will want to visit throughout the year, it is said that this deal will ultimately help create over 1,000 new jobs plus more than 300 construction jobs and as a result, Southport could hope to receive an extra 1 million visitors per year – something we can get on board with.
Development of a new theatre, events and conference centre which will be bustling all year round. There will also be infrastructure work which will support Southport Pleasureland’s ambitions to become an all-weather attraction that entertains visitors across all 12 months.
The added transformation of Southport Market into an exciting new food, drink and events venue will spark the regeneration of the Market Quarter, while new co-working and business incubator space will bring a further 300 workers into the town centre.
This success is a clear sign of confidence in the town, the quality of the projects put forward as part of the Town Investment Plan, the involvement of local people and businesses and the work of the Town Deal Board over the last year.
Following a hugely successful consultation and engagement process, the largest conversation ever had with those who live or work in the town, a Town Investment Plan was submitted reflecting many of the priorities that residents, business owners and visitors consider vital for the regeneration of the town.
This funding will allow Southport to positively tackle the economic challenges faced as we emerge from the devastating impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Following the announcement, Cllr Ian Maher, Leader of Sefton Council, said:
“After an incredibly hard year for the town’s businesses and residents, the announcement of this funding is a really positive way to start 2021. The Council, working with Town Deal Board and its partners, are ready to get started on many of the key projects as soon as we can.
“We will continue to seek further public and private investment to the Town to ensure the Town Deal is the catalyst to unlock many new opportunities.
Director of Moorcroft Plastering – Mark Moorcroft
“We are absolutely delighted that Southport will be benefitting from this deal. Its been a difficult 12-18 months for all and hopefully this will be the shot in the arm to get things moving again. It's a deal for all, not just the plastering or rendering industry in the area but electricians, builders, landscapers throughout Southport and Merseyside – We are excited as to what this can bring to the region and we can’t wait for it to get started”
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