What Was For Tyldesley High Street Heritage Action Zone?

For Tyldesley High Street Heritage Action Zone (HSHAZ) was a community-led scheme to revitalise and transform Tyldesley, funded by Historic England through the Government’s Future High Streets programme. The projects undertaken have successfully regenerated and restored local historic character through physical improvements and cultural and community activities.
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What we set out to achieve

Improve the street scene by refurbishing historic buildings.
Increase footfall in the town and improve satisfaction with the neighbourhood.
Improve skills in the heritage sector.
Help people value Tyldesley’s heritage.
Enable new businesses to open and help create entry level jobs.
Make the community and local economy more cohesive, connected and resilient.
Reduce anti-social behaviour in the Conservation Area in the evenings.

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What was the Tyldesley High Street Heritage Action Zone?

Tyldesley is a town located 12 miles from Manchester- the area was mostly rural until the nineteenth century, and grew into a colliery town during the Industrial Revolution. Tyldesley features a Conservation Area with seven listed buildings, with the centre of the town lying between the market square and Top Chapel. The HSHAZ focused on Elliott Street, the single main route running through Tyldesley, which is believed to follow the route of a previous Roman road.

Tyldesley’s programme was the only community-led scheme in the North West and one of two HSHAZs in the Borough of Wigan. The programme was delivered by For Tyldesley CIC (Community Interest Company), a social enterprise set up to manage the project and its legacy.

Lead Partner, For Tyldesley CIC worked alongside Wigan Borough Council, Tyldesley Traders, Young Peoples Voice, Community groups, Manchester University Business School, Greater Manchester Growth Hub and Greater Manchester CVO. Project Management support was provided by Creative Heritage Consultants Ltd.
For Tyldesley HSHAZ Area. Priority buildings are outlined in red and priority area outlined in green.


The project was managed by Ian Tomlinson (Community Engagement Manager), Kate Mitchell (Buildings Project Manager, Creative Heritage Consultants Ltd) and Vicky Tyrell (Heritage and Culture Manager).

The Project Board members were: Brian Wilson (Chair), Richard MacDonald, Paul Costello, Iain Hodcroft, Matt Whitehead, Joanne Marshall, Julie Grundy, Anna Leigh and Matt Hopkins.

The CIC Directors at the end of the project were: Ian Tomlinson, Paul Costello, Brian Wilson, Andrew Daly and Hannah Collins. We would also like to thank our previous CIC Directors, the late Paul Kinsella and Katerina Coffey for all the inspiration and support they provided For Tyldesley.