Ambitious plans revealed for Scunthorpe’s Church Square

Ambitious plans revealed for Scunthorpe's Church Square

Ambitious plans revealed for Scunthorpe’s Church Square

North Lincolnshire Council have issued an update on the redevelopment of Church Square in Scunthorpe, revealing ambitious plans.

Church Square is set to undergo dramatic changes, transforming it into an ‘urban park’ as part of an initiative costing £3.6bn.

It is hoped that this will kickstart Scunthorpe’s economic recovery.

Now, an award-winning international architecture firm has been appointed for the project – artistic renditions of the plans have also been revealed.

Included in the development are plans to create new green spaces and seating areas.

New sustainable transport links will also be developed, alongside improvements to the town centre such as repurposing nearby empty commercial properties.

Councillor Rob Waltham said:

“I am really pleased the Board has been able to appoint AHR to begin the design of the urban park in Church Square. We need to be really ambitious for Scunthorpe and by using this Government cash we can deliver an area that will attract further investment and jobs.

“Previously there has been a mentality amongst some that anything will be good enough for Scunthorpe, well it is not good enough anymore, we have the Government on side, they are injecting millions into our area and now we plan to make a real difference, so that residents can see the progress.

“As we all adapt to the challenges we are being presented with, now is the right time to ensure we can make best use of this money from the Government to meet the ambitions the residents of Scunthorpe have.

“The amount we have been given demonstrates the confidence Government has in our investment plan. The impetus now moves to delivering a new, revolutionary space where people will want to spend time in.”

The development is being funded by the Town Funds project, which has offered total of £3.6billion to selected towns across the country.

£1million of government funding has already been fast-tracked to some areas, including Scunthorpe, to help with economic recovery in light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Works are scheduled to be completed by next April.

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