Blackpool bar set for facelift as part of £7m project

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Cask & Tap in Topping Street is set to get a new shopfront

Cask and Tap bar in Blackpool will see its shopfront improved

Cask and Tap bar in Blackpool will see its shopfront improved

A bar in Blackpool is set to be given a facelift thanks to a £7m project to improve shopfronts.

The project to boost the image of some of Blackpool’s key roads to make streets more welcoming and shops more vibrant started back in January 2017.

Initial work started in Church Street with road resurfacing, improved pavements and crossings, new benches, bins and cycle parking.

The second stage of the Quality Corridors project involves working with local businesses to help them improve their shop fronts, making both their businesses and the town centre look more appealing.

The grant scheme will allow businesses in certain areas to bid for money to do the work, with more information on the bidding process to be revealed later in the year.

The aim of the Quality Corridors Project is to encourage the economic revitalisation of Blackpool town centre through a programme of highways, public realm and building improvement schemes.

The programme is jointly funded by the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership and Blackpool Council and is administered by the council.

Plans have now been approved to install a new shopfront at the Cask & Tap in Topping Street as part of the project.

The existing UPVC sign will be replaced with a double glazed aluminium frontage with new windows to the first and second floors.

A council officer said in a report confirming the plans’ approval: “Socially, the site is a prominent location in the town centre and the redevelopment and enhancement of the shop front would provide a visually appealing frontage for members of the public.

“The installation of the new shop front would align with the council’s regeneration aims for the town centre and would be complimented by other similar renovation schemes on Topping Street.”