Welcome to Blackpool Heritage Action Zone

Your high street, your heritage.

The High Street Heritage Action Zone is aimed at using Blackpool’s high street heritage as a catalyst for bringing new and diverse uses to the town centre. The idea is to do this through a mix of building restoration projects and engaging creative activities.

Latest News and Opportunities from Blackpool HAZ

Spring Creative Market

Join us for our second HAZ Creative Market at the Winter Gardens on 14th May 2022 Its back again! We’re looking for stallholders for our Spring Creative Market on the 14th May 2022. Because the weather in Blackpool can be

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Work Begins at the Creative Hub

Anyone passing No. 28 Topping Street recently will have seen the huge new glazed shopfront going into this iconic building. This is the opening phase of the works to convert all three stories of the building into the Creative Hub,

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The way in which we shop and our reasons for visiting town centres are changing.  Online retail and out of town shopping and leisure developments are a part of that but that doesn’t mean we can’t keep our high streets vibrant and interesting for local communities and our visitors.

Blackpool Council has spent the last ten years investing in key heritage assets like Blackpool Tower and Blackpool Winter Gardens along with investment in quality public realm around St John’s Church and the surrounding conservation area. They followed this up in 2019 with a  two year programme of investment in shopfronts in partnership with the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership

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There are two different areas of focus in the project.


The first is centred on historic buildings and how heritage can be used to improve the look and feel of the high street by restoring and enhancing historic buildingsBu

Cultural Programme

The second area is the implementation of a cultural programme and this is specifically to bring new activity to the high street and to engage local communities in creative activity.