Nuneaton will receive £1m to regenerate part of the town centre – to draw in more local businesses.

The town centre is one of more than 100 across England to be given Towns Fund cash from the government – and it will receive the top £1m windfall.

It will be spent on repurposing what has been described as redundant space in Queens Road into office and business start-up accommodation.

The precise location is 22 Queens Road and it is the first floor above the current Poundland store.



The first floor, above the current Poundland store in Queens Road, will have a £1m make-over

That floor had originally been used when TJ Hughes was located in the Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council owned building – but the first floor has been left empty since the firm moved out in Aiugust 2011.

‘We need to move our town centre into a place where more people live, work and spend their leisure time’

Nuneaton’s MP Marcus Jones has welcomed the announcement made yesterday (September 25).

He said: “We need to move our town centre into a place where more people live, work and spend their leisure time, this investment will make a very positive contribution towards that.

“There are also a number of other funding bids that have been submitted to Ministers and I’m doing all I can to promote those bids a
to bring further regeneration funding into our town.”

It is the latest lot of government cash to be ploughed into the town centre after almost £1m was announced to transform the Art Deco part of the former Co-op store.

The Towns Fund is a completely different project to the Future High Street Fund (FHSF).

There has already been a bid made to the FHSF for almost £23m as part of the Transforming Nuneaton project.

As part of the Transforming Nuneaton programme there are also plans in the pipeline for a cinema, restaurants and bars in part of the former Co-op building as well as the land left after part of the store was demolished.

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