Published by Heritage Lincolnshire.

This week works finally start on the Town Centre Transformation Town Deal project in Skegness, funded by the Department for Levelling Up, Communities, the Connected Coast Town Deal Board and Local Government and being delivered by Heritage Lincolnshire, Lincolnshire’s foremost heritage-led regeneration charity.

This exciting project, ‘Town Centre Transformations: Skegness’, is the first grant scheme to enhance the heritage of Skegness and will result in a substantial pot of grant funding being made available to local businesses and property owners in Skegness Town Centre, specifically Lumley Road, the High Street and Tower Gardens.

This winter, we will see the first projects delivered on Lumley Road. For a number of months, Heritage Lincolnshire has been working with local businesses and architects to gain planning permission for seven reinstated shopfronts. The first four have received planning permission and now have approval from the Grants Panel to proceed with the project, which should be onsite this week.

At Tower Gardens, we are looking to reinstate the historic pleasure garden to its former glory through a scheme of hard landscaping and planting, as well as making accessibility improvements to the site so that it may be enjoyed by a greater range and diversity of people within the local community. Currently, the final costs are being approved before starting on site in the next few weeks.

These changes will start the transformation of Lumley Road with a splash in the winter of 2023.

We are so excited that these projects will finally be realised and thanks to the funding from the government and the great support from the Connected Coast Board and our fantastic grants panel. We hope this will show the potential of Skegness’s heritage offer as well as bringing back the quality of the past.

Alice UllathorneHead of Heritage at Heritage Lincolnshire

These works are set to significantly enhance Skegness, restoring building shopfronts, rejuvenating Tower Gardens, creating better public realm and street scenes, and ultimately, revitalising the town.

Through the Town Deal funding, we have a unique opportunity to invest in the town centre
and bring long-lasting improvements that will benefit local residents and visitors to

It is fantastic to see that the delivery of the improvements is gathering pace, and I look
forward to seeing the works progress throughout the year.

Chris BaronChair of Connected Coast