Wiltshire Council has been awarded £9,355,301 for Salisbury city centre following a successful bid through the government’s Future High Streets Fund.
Cllr Richard Clewer, Leader of Wiltshire Council, said: “We’ve been progressing this bid over the last two years, so I’m delighted to confirm that it is now official, we have secured the funding.
“This is fantastic news and I’m sure will be very much welcomed by our local residents and businesses, particularly as our high streets have been facing so many challenges over the last few years. This significant investment means we can now move forward with these transformational projects and rejuvenate our city centre.”
The projects planned for Salisbury include a redesign of the train station forecourt making it more attractive and accessible for visitors and residents and improvements to the road network and public spaces along Fisherton Street which connects the station to Salisbury’s retail centre, where a number of apartments will be created to encourage the use of vacant upper floors.
Cllr Clewer added: “We look forward to sharing our plans with the local communities and organisations later this year so that we can bring these schemes to fruition, creating vibrant town centres in the heart of two of our communities.”