Posted by Councillor Marion Fitzgerald on Tuesday 29th September, 2020 at 0.15 am
Those who live and work in Workington are being encouraged to have their say on proposals for potential multi-million pound redevelopment of the town.
Last year the Government invited Workington to submit a bid to the Towns Fund, a £3.6bn pot which aims to level-up funding and opportunities for communities across the country. If successful, the bid could lead to a £25m investment in Workington.
Ourselves, as the lead authority for the bid, and the board, a mix of public, private and voluntary sector partners, are now keen to hear from the public on the current proposals.
The proposals being considered are:
• Improving the town centre’s public spaces and connectivity
• Creating a ‘sports village’, including a shared community stadium and associated sports facilities for Workington Town and Reds as well as for public use
• Creating an innovation centre and co-working space to increase skills and provide space for early-stage businesses
• Developing a logistics and clean energy hub at the Port of Workington
• Developing a digital skills programme
• Redeveloping the former opera house site in Workington town centre and creating space for 'street food’ businesses in the short-term.