Tyldesley High Street Heritage Action Zone

This community-led scheme will transform the heart of Tyldesley by reviving shop fronts, encouraging start-ups to take up spaces and inspiring continued sensitive development in the area.

Tyldesley is a town located in the borough of Wigan, 12 miles from Manchester. The area was mostly rural until the 19th century, and grew into a colliery town during the Industrial Revolution. Tyldesley features a Conservation Area with seven listed buildings, with the centre of the town lying between the market square and Top Chapel.

The High Street Heritage Action Zone will focus on Elliott Street, the single main route running through Tyldesley, which is believed to follow the route of a previous Roman road.

How the Tyldesley High Street Heritage Action Zone will help

Tyldesley's programme is the only community-led scheme in the North West. The programme will be delivered by For Tyldesley CIC (Community Interest Company), which is proud to have the local community and young people at the heart of the scheme.

With £1.515m of Government funding, delivered through Historic England, the High Street Heritage Action Zone will transform Tyldesley's Conservation Area. Through close working with Wigan Borough Council the library will be relocated to Tyldesley Town Hall whilst new uses for the old library building will be explored. For Tyldesley CIC plan to refurbish and restore buildings such as Frank's café and the Grade II listed Top Chapel and will also produce a shop-front design guide to inspire the continued sensitive development of Elliot Street.

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Working in partnership with

  • For Tyldesley CIC are the Lead Partner and they will work alongside Historic England, Wigan Borough Council, Mort Astley Heritage Trust, Young Peoples Voice, Manchester University Business School, 10 Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester Growth Hub and Greater Manchester CVO.

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