Grantham Heritage Action Zone

Regenerating Grantham’s High Street

In May 2020,  South Kesteven District Council launched a £1.25 million four-year regeneration programme for Grantham, designed to regenerate, preserve, and celebrate the town’s heritage.

 

The project has received £876,000 of funding from Historic England as one of 68 High Street Heritage Action Zone projects in towns and cities across England.  This will be matched by £375,000 investment from South Kesteven District Council and will generate private sector investment, estimated to be in excess of £100,000.

The High Street

The Grantham High Street Heritage Action Zone focuses on the key retail areas within the town’s retail core: Westgate, St Peter’s Hill, High Street, Market Place and Watergate, as well as of some of Grantham’s greatest historic gems, including St Wulfram’s Church and Grantham House.

The Programme Will

– Build on Grantham’s successful Shopfront Regeneration Programme to restore and reinstate original details to the beautiful, historic shopfronts within the Grantham Conservation Area

– Investigate new uses for vacant buildings, such as Grade II listed Westgate Hall to work towards establishing a sustainable future

– Review how public spaces within Grantham can function better to best support a thriving community

– Review the condition of Grantham’s built heritage, and recommend measures to ensure that it is protected for the future, along with providing residents, business owners and the wider community with the skills and knowledge needed to maintain their own slices of historic Grantham.

– Provide opportunity for all of Grantham’s community to get involved in discussions about the future of their town…

…as well as opportunities for all to explore and discover the amazing stories which lie hidden in the high street

The Future

InvestSK and South Kesteven District Council will also work with the Grantham Cultural Consortium – a group of community and heritage organisations, artists and performers – to bring Grantham to life through an exciting cultural programme. The aim is to provide opportunity for people of all ages and interests to get involved and be part of Grantham’s future while discovering its past.

 

If you’d like to know more about any element of the project, how you can get involved, or would like to discuss the Shopfront Regeneration Grants Programme, you can contact us by emailing: heritage@investsk.co.uk