£10m Future High Street Funding confirmed for Leamington Spa
A £10m injection from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government for a programme of investment for Leamington Spa town centre has been confirmed.
Receipt of the ‘Future High Street’ funding comes on the back of a business strategy which was put together and submitted to the government by Warwick District Council as part of a competitive process.
The council worked in partnership with a range of stakeholders including Leamington Chamber of Trade, Leamington Town Council and BID Leamington.
The ‘Town Centre Vision’ strategy will enable the council to work with partners to transform and reconnect locations north and south of the river and kick start long held plans for the development of a Creative Quarter.
Warwick District Council’s John Cooke said: “Securing this substantial funding is a huge boost for Leamington Spa as we respond to the challenges of the pandemic and the struggles faced by our retail sector. Working with our partners, this strategy will help businesses to diversify, drive growth, improve the town centre experience and ensure future sustainability. It will also provide the infrastructure we need for a more connected and creative town centre, allowing Leamington Spa to realise its full economic and tourism potential.”