Connecting Victoria Street is a project in the heart of Morecambe town centre to invest in the public realm (streetscape). The works included high quality new paving, street furniture and lighting to make the area much more pedestrian friendly. A new space, 'Royalty Place' has been created at its heart.
Why was this done?
it is part of the implementation of the Morecambe Area Action Plan (adopted December 2014). The MAAP places emphasis on making for a stronger town centre better connected to the seafront with an enhanced street environment. With improved connectivity, footfall should increase to the benefit of business and trading.
Who's paid for it?
Lancaster City Council paid for the majority of the work but benefitted from funding support from the Heritage Lottery Fund via the second Morecambe Townscape Heritage Initiative (THI2): A View for Eric. The HLF investment of £250,000 was used to support the use of traditional, natural paving materials within the site area, helping to improve the setting of some of Morecambe's Victorian and Art Deco buildings.
The work is supported by Lancashire County Council as the local highways authority.
Who's doing the work?
Main Phase - The Landscape Group who are highly experienced construction and maintenance contractors who work all over the UK and Europe on major landscape and public realm projects.
Street lighting and the Marine Road zebra crossing – Lancashire County Council’s highways team on behalf of the city council.
Last updated: 24 May 2017