We are delighted to share that the UK Government has awarded Leyland, Lancashire £25 million under its Towns Fund. Ambitious proposals led by our masterplanning team at Tetra Tech alongside Steer Economic Development and Arkle Boyce Architects proved instrumental to securing the funding to radically transform the town centre.
The masterplan includes:
- Town centre improvements, including improved connectivity, new public spaces and commercial and residential opportunities
- Refurbishment and upgrades to Leyland Market
- BASE2 – a business hub for skills, events, and workspaces
Our landscape architecture team led the public realm proposals for the town centre, which include a new market square, a new public space at Church Place, and the transformation of Hough Lane to make it more attractive for pedestrians and cyclists.
Jennifer Gadsdon, Leyland Town Board Chair, said: “It is brilliant news for Leyland. The funding will allow the improvement plan to become a reality and help to address the economic growth potential with a focus on digital connectivity, skills, enterprise, and improved transport links.”
Andrew Clarke, Director – Urban Design at Tetra Tech, also commented on the news: “The Town Deal investment is hugely exciting for Leyland and will support truly transformational placemaking projects in the town centre. People have waited a long time for regeneration on this scale. It has been important that the masterplan reflects the hopes and aspirations of the local community and businesses.”
“The collaboration between all parties – including urban designers, landscape architects and other colleagues at Tetra Tech, South Ribble Borough Council, Steer Economic Development, Arkle Boyce Architects, the Town Deal Board and the public – has been at the heart of the successful bid. Using the Town Deal investment to implement the masterplan and key projects will position Leyland for a strong recovery in a post-Covid environment.”