These are the key milestones to come in 2019 as the regeneration of Blackpool continues
Here is everything the town can expect as the regeneration of Blackpool continues.
Steelwork is in place for the new 26m state-of-the-art conference centre next to the Winter Gardens.The new building is due to be handed over towards the end of 2019.
Work is well underway on two more next generation hotels.The new Boulevard Hotel at Blackpool Pleasure Beach has a provisional May 2019 opening date and steelwork is now being erected for the new Premier Inn on Talbot Square.
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Work continues on the proposed Tower Street expansion of the Houndshill shopping centre.Further due diligence is being carried out on the scheme which is intended to deliver a new Wilko store and an IMAX-style cinema.
It is planned that the land deal associated with the 300m redevelopment of the former Central Station site will be completed in the Spring of 2019 paving the way for a planning application to be submitted by the end of the year.
Work on the highways for the tramway extension from the Promenade to Dickson Road is now nearing completion, with a view to completing the works along Talbot Road by the end of February.
Work is progressing on the development of a museum that will celebrate Blackpools unique place in popular culture and create another year-round visitor attraction.
The museum team continues to pursue funding streams and a detailed bid to the Coastal Communities Fund is expected to be made in Spring 2019. The museum is to be located on the first floor of the new Sands Venue Resort Hotel.
Restoration work at the Winter Gardens continues, with the Spanish Halls roof replacement well under way. The 1.9m project also includes the restoration of the Coronation Street facade.