For Tyldesley Community Interest Company is looking to establish a framework of contractors for projects over £50,000 construction cost within the For Tyldesley High Street Heritage Action Zone area. The Pre-Tender Qualification Questionnaire can be downloaded
here in Word or PDF formats. Return date: 9am, Monday 08 March
Any queries, please phone Kate Mitchell on 07395 834 845 or email email@example.com
Work has started on site on the former Cellar 5/Bargain Booze building in Tyldesley Conservation Area on Elliott Street, partly funded by a £49,942 grant from the Tyldesley High Street Heritage Action Zone.
For Tyldesley Community Interest Company secured a £1.5m grant from Historic England to invest over the next 3 years in buildings on the high street and a range of community engagement activities and cultural events to celebrate the heritage and culture of the historic industrial hilltop town, known locally as Bongs. The poor condition of the building on Elliott Street meant that emergency repairs to stabilise the structure were a priority for the project, with work to restore the historical shop frontage scheduled later.
Building Project Manager Kate Mitchell (right) explained:
“We were faced with a rapidly deteriorating building so time was of the essence. We appreciate the support of the owner in getting this time-sensitive work done quickly, which will allow us to move on to restoring the shop front.”
Tyldesley resident Ian Tomlinson - Community Engagement Manager on the project stated:
“We hope this is the first of many high street refurbishments being delivered by For Tyldesley within the Conservation Area. We were definitely ‘in at the deep end’ with this one. It’s always been one of our target buildings on the high street due to its poor condition. The owners had already started work on the interior and we were looking forward to funding a new traditional shop front to finish it off. Clearly, the urgent need to stabilise the building became the priority and we’re delighted that the structural repairs are now underway.”
Planning permission has just been granted to develop Frank café at the other end of the Conservation area. The team are meeting with the previous owner to collect stories about the buildings past that can be shared with the community.
For Tyldesley are undertaking a three-year project to transform Tyldesley’s historic high street, and they’re keen to spend locally where the right expertise is available. Any local construction contractors with experience of working on older buildings can download a registration form from https://fortyldesley.co.uk/opportunities Forms must be returned by 8th March.
For Tyldesley are developing a Town Design Guide and they are keen to gather thoughts and ideas from traders, residents, and visitors through consultation. People can contribute by using the QR codes or clicking the links below to have a say on the future development of the Conservation Area.
The team’s events partners are looking forward to working on a range of events and activities on the high street as the local community emerges from the lockdown. Anyone interested in getting involved or wanting to know more about the shop front scheme can contact For Tyldesley via email firstname.lastname@example.org(for events) or K.Mitchell@fortyldesley.co.uk (for buildings).
Notes to editor
Historic England HAZ funding information https://historicengland.org.uk/services-skills/heritage-action-zones/
Pictured L/R :Ian Tomlinson Community Engagement Manager- Satnam Singh building owner - Andy Barrett QS Concept Group (Wigan ) Ltd - Duncan Rogers MD Concept Group (Wigan ) Ltd- Jenny Etheridge Conservation Architects Buttress - Kate Mitchell For Tyldesley Buildings Project Manager
The High Streets Heritage Action Zones Programme is a nationwide initiative designed to secure lasting improvements to our historic high streets for the communities who use them. It is funded by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (with a contribution from the National Lottery Heritage Fund) and is run by Historic England. The Programme has as its goal making the high street a more attractive, engaging, and vibrant place for people to live, work and spend time. The High Streets Heritage Action Zones Programme will do this through three complementary strands: (a) undertaking physical works to buildings, including repair, reinstating lost features, supporting the conversion of historic buildings for new uses and improvement of shared spaces, drawing on the lessons learnt in Streets for All, (b) facilitating cultural activities and events celebrating the history of the high street and its importance to local communities over the generations and, crucially, (c) giving local communities a key role in deciding what works they want to see happening on their high street and what sort of place they want it to be.