A range of partners involved in bringing about change for Crewe are welcoming good news this week after a series of announcements and milestones have been reached – taking the town a step closer to achieving its future vision.
Partners, consisting of the Crewe Cultural Forum, Crewe Town Board, HQ Theatres, Crewe Town Council and Cheshire East Council, have all welcomed the news that;
● The demolition of the vacant shops at the Royal Arcade site will start to take place in mid-October;
● £750,000 of accelerated funding has been awarded from the Towns Fund to improve the Lyceum Square in Crewe;
● A new operator has been secured to manage Crewe markets for the next five years, including the remodelled Crewe Market Hall, ahead of its anticipated opening next year; and
● Crewe Town Council has been successful in securing funding from the Architectural Heritage Fund to employ a heritage project officer for Crewe.
Councillor Sam Corcoran Leader of Cheshire East Council, said: “This signals the next exciting stage of regeneration for Crewe town centre and follows in the footsteps of the Lifestyle Centre and University Technical College.
“This news helps to form part of the wider long-term vision for Crewe and is the start of a chain of exciting investment announcements. We will build connections that will benefit the town, its community, businesses and residents of Cheshire East.
“We recognise Crewe has been waiting a long time for change and the on-going pandemic has certainly added to this, however, now is the time for action.
“We could talk about these projects in isolation but if you take them as a collective it starts to show first steps to Crewe’s wider-transformation and how we are getting things done together.