North West projects hit by £52m cuts – full list

Aaron Morby 7 years ago
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Dozens of projects across the north west of England have been hit by a £52m cut in the regional development agency’s budget.

Blackpool’s £220m Talbot Gateway project being led by Morgan Sindall’s regeneration business Muse Developments is one of the biggest building schemes to be affected.

Chester Zoo’s £225m Natural Vision project – dubbed the Eden of the North – was expecting £40m from the agency that it will no longer receive.

Manchester’s international festival and theatre projects in Liverpool are also among the hordes of projects facing a funding shortfall because of the cuts.

Big projects affected: full list further below

  • Blackpool’s £220m Talbot Gateway
  • £50m Burnley Bridge Business Park
  • £150m University campus Hulme
  • £225m Chester Zoo Natural Vision project
  • £30m Everyman Theatre, Liverpool
  • Liverpool Institute of Vaccine Research

Projects where contracts have already been signed, such as aspects of Media City in Salford and the Lancashire County Cricket Club revamp, are unaffected.

But it is understood the NWDA wants to reduce or break some other existing deals.

Contracts which could face review include £6.5m investment for a biomedical research centre in Manchester, £7m to help redevelop Ancoats in Manchester, £4.6m towards a revamp of Chetham’s School of Music and almost £3m for a National Indoor BMX centre at Sportcity.

The NWDA said it had now essentially “closed for new business”.

Steve Broomhead, NWDA chief executive, said all non-contracted projects had been cut, as well as the agency’s own administration costs.

“But we now need to re-examine all existing projects and programmes to identify where further savings can be made,” he added.

“We will use all available flexibility to try to meet these challenging reductions but the reality is that this is a substantial reduction to our in-year budget and there is bound to be an economic impact on the partners, businesses and communities with whom we work.

“In addition, the size of the cuts means that we have little flexibility in our future budgets and the agency will not be able to make any new investments or renew partner contracts before our dissolution in April 2012.

He added: “I recognise that this is a very difficult time for both our partners and our staff across the region and I sincerely hope that many of these projects and partners will be able to find alternative sources of funding.”

Those hit by withdrawals in funding will be able to apply to the new £1bn Regional Growth Fund from April 2011, the NWDA said.

All nine RDAs have been told to make budget cuts for the current financial year, and will be wound-up in 2012.

As well as the dozens of projects and concepts, more than 30 organisations – including regeneration agencies – have had their funding withdrawn.

Full list of projects hits by funding cuts

  • Media Sector Development Plan – Audio Visual Skills 2001/12
  • Manchester Metropolitan University – Birley Fields Education & Health Campus
  • All Souls Church Restoration, Bolton
  • Preston Guild 2012
  • English Half Marathon
  • World Series Netball
  • Manchester International Festival
  • Midpoint 18 Employment Site Development, Middlewich, developed by Pochin
  • Parklands Plot 5B, Middlebrook, Bolton, Orbit Developments
  • Talbot Gateway, Blackpool, Muse Developments
  • Burnley Bridge Business Park, Eshton Group
  • Corridor Manchester Public Realm
  • The Dispensary, New Islington, Manchester, Urban Splash
  • The Manchester Square, Waterloo and St Chads Headlands, Blackpool
  • Kingston House, Liverpool – Planning Fees, Langtree
  • Leyland Trucks Training Programme
  • Chester Zoo Natural Vision
  • Crewe Rail Gateway – Main Project
  • Ancoats Estate Management Company
  • Crewe Green/Basford Link Road – Main Project
  • Preston Vision: Winckley Square Public Realm
  • Whitefield Economic Development Programme
  • CBC Aintree
  • Getrag Training Project, Halewood
  • MakeMedia Centre
  • Manchester Ship Canal Aeration (Salford Quays)
  • Trafford Park Masterplan
  • Parsonage Colliery Phase 1
  • Royal Eye Hospital, Manchester – Enabling Works
  • Next Generation Access Broadband Manchester
  • Citadel – Court Square,Carlise
  • Roman Maryport
  • Lancaster Science Park
  • Everyman and Playhouse Theatres, Liverpool
  • Liverpool Science Park Innovation Centre 3, Neptune Developments
  • National Football Museum, URBIS
  • Blackburn TC Knowledge Zone – Cathedral Quarter
  • Sportscity Major Destination Site
  • West Float Land Remediation – Wirral
  • Trafford Wharf land remediation
  • Preston Vision: Flag Market Public Realm
  • Riverside Park 2b – Wirral
  • The Liverpool Institute of Vaccine Research
  • Regional Aero Park – Samlesbury – Phase II
  • BAE Submarine Solutions Training Programme
  • Blackpool – Central Corridor Phase III
  • Horwich Loco Works (remediation)
  • Church Wharf, Bolton, Ask/Bluemantle
  • Manchester – Burnley – Accrington direct rail link
  • Carlisle Historic Core Public Realm
  • Process Innogateway 2
  • Town Wharf, Middlewich
  • Crewe Vision Partnership contribution to costs
  • Frodsham Gateway
  • Faithful Enterprise
  • Cibitas – Chester review
  • Lake District National Park Authority – Employment Sites Programme
  • Lake District Electric Vehicle demonstration
  • Environmental Technologies Business Park
  • Solid State Lighting Demonstration
  • St Annes public realm – Open Golf 2012
  • Gen-Probe UK Consolidation at Wythenshawe
  • Aviation Power Up
  • Climate Change Action Plan Northwest Climate Fund Phase 2
  • Jaguar Land Rover Training Project
  • Leyland Trucks Hybrid Demonstration
  • Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral Arts Project
  • Manchester is my Planet Phase 3
  • Incubation National Nuclear Lab
  • NW Autonomous Systems Programme – Innovation
  • Centre of Excellence for low carbon vehicles technologies
  • Mersey Tidal Test Centre, Peel
  • Preston Vision: Innovation Trail
  • Royal Institute for British Architects Second National HQ
  • Rossendale Vocational Training Centre
  • Rawtenstall Town Centre Public Realm
  • Haslingden Public Realm
  • Skelmersdale College Campus Renewal
  • Co-op Office Development Skemersdale
  • Stobart Air
  • Thomas Storey Stockport
  • Stalybridge West
  • Trinity Mirror Transformation Project
  • Wirral HE Campus
  • University of Chester – County Hall refurbishment
  • Chester University Food Research & Development
  • Cumbria Higher Learning
  • Sands Centre, Carlisle
  • Centre for Genomics Research
  • NW Clinical Fellowships Industry Programme
  • Strategic Affordable Manufacturing in the UK Leading Environmental Technology
  • Smart Grid Centre of Excellence
  • Nuclear Fuel Applied Research Centre
  • Warrington Bank Quay Station Business Lounge & Subway
  • Nuclear Low Carbon Economic Area
  • Wigan On Side Centre, Mesnes Park
  • Turnpike Centre, Leigh
  • Fleetwood Fish Park
  • Centre for Exploitation of Energy Research
  • City Centre North – the Co-operative Quarter
  • NW Autonomous Systems Programme – Regional Sectors Project

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