Culture Quarter

The block directly around the beautiful Grundy Art Gallery and Central Library seems almost exclusively boarded up buildings now. It is in the top 10 most deprived LSOAs in England. There is development in the town but it is all happening south of the area. It would be great if the area could be developed into a cultural quarter, with the gallery and library linked by walkways/decent signposting from the town centre and train station, housing to attract young professionals into the town centre, more varied/modern eating establishments and green space. Blackpool has some great things going for it (excellent bus company and tourism offer, for example) but this neighbourhood/area is being left behind despite it being the location of some of the town’s most significant cultural assets.

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