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

Blackpool HAZ 2023 Roundup

2023 Round Up

2023 Round Up As we prepare for another big year in Blackpool’s Heritage Action Zone it’s worth taking a few moments to reflect on all that was achieved in 2023. There have been some very visible changes in the landscape

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Blackpool HAZ Christmas Market

A Very Blackpool Christmas: Creative Market

A Very Blackpool Christmas: Creative Market brings joy and gladness back to the festive period Following the success of last year’s event and hot off the heels of its Print Fair in October, the High Street Heritage Action Zone is

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HAZ Blackpool

Print’s Not Dead

Print’s Not Dead: Inaugural fair draws together local talent The inaugural Blackpool Print Fair saw a huge breadth of local talent selling affordable art. David Simper popped along to chat to the artists about their work. Many thanks to Blackpool

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Blackpool HAZ Fylde Coast Printmakers

Calling Fylde Coast printmakers

Blackpool Heritage Action Zone is hosting its first Creative Market Print Fair on Saturday 28th October 2023, showcasing work by the very best printmakers working on the Fylde Coast.

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HAZ poems

HAZ poems

HAZ poems: writers share the results of place-inspired workshop Our Spring/Summer programme of creative workshops is now in full swing and Blackpool locals have been visiting Aunty Social’s newly-restored HAZ building at 28 Topping Street to take part. Earlier this

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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.