Transforming Tamworth: A new vision for Tamworth town centre
Tamworth Borough Council is working towards a new vision to restore Tamworth town centre as the beating heart of the community; a place that people want to visit, rather than a place they have to visit.
We know consumer habits and needs have changed, and as a result town centres have changed. Through widespread engagement and consultation, we know people want a place to relax, to eat and drink, to be entertained and to enjoy activities with friends and families in pleasant surroundings.
This is our journey to turning that vision into reality.
Tamworth Regeneration Schemes
The story so far:
Complete - Creation of the Enterprise Quarter – a £6.2m project to refurbish Tamworth Assembly Rooms, create the Tamworth Enterprise Centre hub for small businesses, improvements to Tamworth Library and public realm and redevelop the Carnegie Centre into a restaurant.
Ongoing - Purchase of the Gungate Precinct site to finally unlock this key town centre location for regeneration. Currently working on implementation options with consultants to see how development can be brought forward.
Ongoing - Successfully secured £21.6m from the Future High Streets Fund to deliver a number of projects towards the transformation of the town centre, as part of a £40m investment package.
Complete - Significant enhancements to Tamworth Castle and Grounds to put it on the map as a visitor destination, including new Anglo Saxon exhibition, Augmented Reality Trail and brand new adventure playground.