Accrington Town Centre Investment Plan (TCIP)

The Town Centre Investment Plan (TCIP) announced for Accrington Town Centre, that sets out potential possible investments of around £70m, is predicted to generate up to £9.6million for the local economy each year, entice up to 820,000 visitors annually and support hundreds of new jobs.

The TCIP, that was presented in a Full Council meeting on 13 January 2022, will guide decision making and be used as a springboard to secure future funding and investment.

The document sets out an evidence base of Accrington’s challenges and opportunities. It details a variety of projects and initiatives that will improve environmental quality in the town, encouraging sustainable growth for the local economy over the next 10-15 years, if implemented.

View the full Proposed Accrington Town Centre Investment Plan

View a shorter summary document which highlights the vision and project ideas

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Investment and funding secured so far
  • Hyndburn’s Levelling Up Fund: £23 million (including HBC and LCC match funding)
  • Hyndburn Borough Council have created a £2million contingency reserve to support Levelling Up.
  • Lancashire County Council’s £50 million Levelling Up Fund (Hyndburn indicative allocation): £15 million
  • UK Shared Prosperity Fund: £3 million
News and updates

September 2023

News item: £5million bid submitted to The National Lottery Heritage Fund

August 2023

News item: Call for social value champions to share their thoughts

News item: Accrington LUF Project Appoints PMO and Design Team

July 2023

News item: Council call for Heritage and Strategy Consultant

June 2023

News item: Information point in Accrington Market Launched for people to learn more about the plans 

May 2023

News item: Survey launched for new Cultural Venue on Accrington Town Square, with comment from Portfolio holder and Leader

May 2023

News item: New Head of Culture and Heritage appointed for Hyndburn, with comment from CEO of Leisure Trust

April 2023

News item: Hyndburn Council are seeking an experienced Economic Development Manger to join their team to support regeneration plans

March 2023

News item: Project Director appointed to support transformation, with comment from Leader

February 2023

News item: Market Hall Levelling Up Plans, with comment from Cllr Marlene Haworth 

February 2023

News item: Historic England confirm another visit planned for Hyndburn, with comment from Leader and Historic England

January 2023

News item: A further £26 million secured for Hyndburn (Levelling Up Fund), with comment from Leaders, MP & Chair of Partnership Board

December 2022

News item: Almost £3million allocated to Hyndburn (UK Shared Prosperity Fund), with comment from Leader of the Council and Chair of the Culture & Heritage Investment Board

August 2022

News item: Hyndburn’s Levelling Up Fund Bid has been submitted, with comment from Leader of the Council

July 2022

News item: Survey results lead to change in Investment Plan with and interventions removed, with comment from Leader of the Council

March 2022

News item: Survey results and next steps announced with comment from Leader, MP and Leader of the Opposition

February 2022

News item: TCIP approved at full council meeting with comment from Leader and Leader of the Opposition

January 2022

News item: TCIP released with comment from Consultants, Bradshaw Advisory, and Chair of the Partnership Board, David Sanderson MBE DL


Documents and reports

Transforming Hyndburn Summary 22/23 (November 2022)

Historic Places Panel Visit, July 2022, Full Report (October 2022)

UK Shared Prosperity Fund Bid Summary Document (September 2022)

Levelling Up Fund Bid Summary Document (August 2022) 

Informal online consultation full results report (March 2022)

Informal online consultation results summary (March 2022)

Proposed Accrington Town Centre Investment Plan (summary document) (Jan 2022)

Proposed Accrington Town Centre Investment Plan (Jan 2022)


If you have any questions about plans for Accrington, funding and the TCIP, or require any documents in an alternative format please e-mail