Final £1bn levelling-up funding awarded to 55 projects

Aaron Morby 2 weeks ago

The government has handed out its final tranche of levelling up funding to 55 projects to transform high streets and improve transport links.

Birmingham University's planned National Centre for the Decarbonisation of Heat
Birmingham University's planned National Centre for the Decarbonisation of Heat

From the £1bn pot, £825m will help to kick-start regeneration in town centres with a further £150m allocated to develop better transport links.

These include breathing new life into treasured heritage and culture buildings in three former mining communities in Doncaster and essential funding needed to transform Blackpool town centre’s transport network.

Full List of Successful Projects
Council Bid Name Value (£)
Birmingham National Centre for Decarbonisation of Heat £20m
Blackpool Blackpool Town Centre Access Scheme – transport £15m
Bolton Bolton Town Centre North Regeneration Project £20m
Bradford Enhancing Keighley engineering, manufacturing £20m
Carmarthenshire Regenerating Llanelli £15.5m
Cheltenham National Cyber Innovation Centre £20m
Chorley Town Centre Improvements and Civic Square Development £20m
Croydon Reconnected Croydon £18.5m
Denbighshire Denbighshire Deprivation through Pride of Place & Natural Environment £20m
Doncaster Levelling Up Doncaster North £18m
Dudley Levelling Up Halesowen £20m
Dudley Brierley Hill Education Quarter £20m
Dumfries and Galloway Dumfries and Galloway Transport Bid £14m
Dumfries & Galloway Three Rivers Active Tourism Project £23
Enfield Levelling Up Angel Edmonton £12
Glasgow City Drumchapel Town Centre Regeneration £15
Gloucester Greyfriars Quarter Regeneration £11m
Gosport Reconnecting Historic Gosport Waterfront £18m
Gravesham St George’s Square £20m
Isle Of Wight Island Green Link £14m
Kirklees Huddersfield Open Market Regeneration Project £17m
Kirklees Penistone Line Rail Upgrade £48m
Leeds Heart of Holbeck £16m
Leicester Connecting St Margaret’s £12m
Manchester Regenerating Wythenshawe Town Centre £20m
Moray Elgin City Centre Masterplan: Levelling Up Moray £18m
Neath Port Talbot Newbridge Active Travel Link and Dock Access £12m
Neath Port Talbot Port Talbot Town Centre Regeneration £15m
Newark And Sherwood Shaping Sherwood Revival £20m
Newcastle Upon Tyne River Tyne Regeneration Infrastructure £19m
North Ayrshire* (with South Ayrshire) Commercial and Low Carbon Infrastructure £37m
North Lincolnshire Scunthorpe Town Centre Vibrancy £16m
Norwich Mile Cross Health, Wellbeing and Economic Activity £7.5m
Nottingham Bulwell Town Centre Regeneration £20m
Pembrokeshire Westgate to Eastgate: Levelling Up Pembroke Town £10.5m
Plymouth Plymouth and South Devon Freeport £20m
Powys Powys – transport investment £18m
Sandwell Grove Lane £18m
Sheffield Parkwood Springs £19m
Somerset** A Vision for Tonedale 2022 £20m
South Derbyshire Swadlincote Town Centre £1m
South Lanarkshire National Business District: Shawfield – Remediation and Development £15m
South Tyneside South Shields Riverside Transformation £20m
Stafford Stafford Station Gateway £20m
Stockton-on-Tees Stockton North – Billingham Town Centre £20m
Tameside Destination Denton £17m
Test Valley Andover Revealed £18m
Torbay Brixham Fish and Hi Tech Chips £20m
Vale Of Glamorgan Barry Making Waves – Y Barri Creu Tonnau £20m
Wakefield The Ridings Wakefield £15m
Watford Create Watford £16m
Westmorland and Furness Heart of Kendal £13.5m
Wigan Leigh Town Centre £11m
Wirral Renewal of Liscard Town Centre £11m
Wolverhampton Green Innovation Corridor £20m

Funding is spread across all corners of the country, with the North West receiving £128m, the North East £59m, Yorkshire and the Humber £169m and the Midlands £171m in total.

Since 2021, the two previous tranches of Levelling Up Fund has now released £3.8bn to 216 projects.

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