Lancaster High Street Heritage Action Zone

The Lancaster High Street Heritage Action Zone programme focuses on repairs to the Grade II Listed Grand Theatre, whilst building owners and businesses will also be supported to appropriately repair, conserve and re-use several key historic buildings to restore the high street's character.

Lancaster has a striking and attractive character that positions it as one of England's key historic cities.

The Lancaster High Street Heritage Action Zone will be located in the north-east of the city centre, next to the Cheapside Pedestrian Zone. This area is part of Lancaster Conservation Area which covers the historic core of the city and traces the development of Lancaster from its Roman and medieval settlements through its great expansion in the 18th and 19th century as a result of trading opportunities arising from the city's position next to the River Lune.

How the Lancaster High Street Heritage Action Zone will help

With £1.15m of Government funding, delivered through Historic England, the Lancaster High Street Heritage Action Zone will include various major projects including working with Lancaster Footlights charitable trust at the Grade II listed Grand Theatre to support them in delivering a new foyer, plaza and wider repairs.

Building owners and businesses will also be supported to appropriately repair, conserve and re-use several key heritage buildings, whilst an exciting Cultural Programme will be delivered with a range of local partners.

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  • The programme will be delivered by Lancaster City Council, with funding and support from Historic England, as well as support from Lancaster Business Improvement District (BID) and Lancaster University. A separate cultural consortium will be established to lead on the Cultural Programme, involving the Lancaster Arts Partnership and a range of cultural and community organisations.

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