Barrow Town Centre Regeneration


Barrow Town Centre Regeneration

Shaping the Future of Barrow Town Centre

Barrow is changing! Its local economy has the potential to continue to grow and thrive, underpinned by submarine programmes and offshore energy developments, strong manufacturing base and increased investment by the private and public sector. 

These opportunities are unmistakeable, and supported by established local businesses the Town Centre is an important element of Barrow’s offer. That said, there is no escaping the challenges faced by town centres today and we want ours to go from strength to strength; acting as a key asset for Barrow and its community. In support of this, we are developing a Town Centre Framework that can support the future vitality of the Town Centre and support opportunities to secure new investment within the town.

Room for Improvement 

There are some great things happening in Barrow, but we know there’s more we can do: 

  • we want to attract more visitors to the Town Centre more often and creating opportunities for people to spend more time and money; 
  • we want to make it easier to get to where you want to go in and around the Town Centre; 
  • we want to find new uses for empty buildings – supporting the creation of new jobs and new homes; 
  • we want to see more uses and activities supporting the role and vibrancy of Barrow as a key destination. 

Future High Street Fund

Update April 2020

Barrow has been shortlisted for central government funding including Future High Street Fund and Towns Deal Fund. Two consultations were held earlier this year to help us understand what you think we should be focusing on and more than 800 responses were received from members of the public. Taking into account your comments, we are now preparing the Final Business Case for submission to the Government by 31st July 2020.

A number of options have been identified and the information leaflet below gives some ideas of projects in the Town Centre which meet aims of the funds.


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