As the new tram lines continue to be erected, and the ‘gateway to Blackpool’ is instated over the next year, Blackpool appears to be going through a big transformation.
The town was recently awarded £39.5 million towards a regeneration package, with local MP Scott Benton fighting for the town along with MP Paul Maynard and the Blackpool Town Deal Board. The money will be spent on regenerating the town, many locals will agree it will be a much needed change.
Works are already underway however, with the new tram lines set to be completed in 2021, two years later than planned. The new tram lines will run from North Pier to Blackpool North Station, with a Holiday Inn hotel and restaurant replacing the old Wilkos building.
In anticipation of the new tram system, a local artist, Andy Hazell, designed the most adorable benches for those waiting for the trams. The benches are shaped like miniature old fashioned trams, fashioned out of steel with wooden seating on top.
Despite national lockdown, Blackpool council have remained committed to delivering a new and improved Blackpool. With the new regeneration package, the plan is to make the town centre more attractive to shoppers, residents and investors.