Huge Boost for Nuneaton Town Centre
Published on Wednesday, 5th August 2020
The Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership (CWLEP) has awarded almost £900,000 to the Nuneaton Town Centre project that will regenerate the former Co-op store.
The project is part of the Transforming Nuneaton initiative which is aiming to improve the longer term prospects of the town centre which thrives on its retail offer.
The former Co-op Art-Deco building in Queens Road is set to play a major role in the transformation and the award is a great boost to the project which will provide office/workshop space to accommodate and support new, creative and innovative businesses in the town centre. The Council will have to procure a contractor to undertake the works to the upper floors first which will take place in this financial year.
Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council have now submitted their final business case to the governments Future High Streets Fund – asking for almost £20m to transform parts of the Nuneaton Town Centre including projects at Abbey St, Bridge St, flood alleviation works and site assembly for a new transport hub.
Cllr Julie Jackson - Leader of the Council said:
“This award is most welcome as it helps the start-up of this project which will benefit both the residents of the Borough and those further afield, with the creation of up to 30 jobs to support micro and small to medium sized enterprises which will bring prosperity to the Town Centre.
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