Kettering Town Centre
Cultural-led regeneration leading the way for change
2020 sees the beginning of a major cultural and historical led regeneration programme within Kettering Town Centre!
These projects represent a total investment of £8.3 million over the next 4 years, which is the largest investment in the Town Centre since the redevelopment of the Market Place over 10 years ago.
The regeneration programme is a combination of projects, varying in size and levels of investment. Collectively, they provide a major boost to the town centre through building on its strong cultural and historical assets.
These projects include:
Historic High Street Heritage Action Zone
A combination of projects worth £4.4m part funded by Historic England which include major improvements to public realm and grants for shopfront, residential conversations and repairs to historic buildings within the conservation area
Cultural Programme, the Kettering Cultural Consortium
Local cultural organisations and groups are working together to develop complementary activities to support HSHAZ, this work is led by Kettering Civic Society and Friends of Art Gallery & Museum with the support of Kettering Borough Council
A major redevelopment worth £3.9m of the Art Gallery, Library and Museum part funded by the Government’s Getting Building Fund and in partnership with Northamptonshire County Council
Wayfinding in the Town Centre
Installation of new improved wayfinding signage reflecting historical surroundings
Kettering Borough Council have been successful in securing a significant amount of match funding from the public and private sector, offering excellent value for money for local residents.
These projects also follow the priorities identified by local residents and business through previous engagement, such as the Town Centre Survey in 2019 and the Town Centre Conference in 2020.
The projects also align with key projects identified within the 2018-2025 Kettering Town Centre Delivery Plan which was also developed following consultation with the local community.
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