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Harris Quarter Towns Fund Investment Programme (2021 - 2026)

The Harris Quarter Towns Fund Investment Programme, led by Preston Partnership and Preston City Council, is a £200 million transformational regeneration programme kickstarted by £20.9 million of Towns Fund investment to support a number of regeneration projects within the Harris Quarter

The programme aims to transform Preston's cultural infrastructure, focusing on the city's cultural and leisure facilities, spaces and programmes and is the first stage of Preston's ambitious 15 year City Investment Plan.

Current and emerging projects

The following projects will breathe new life into the Harris Quarter's heritage assets, key buildings and open spaces to create a diverse culture, leisure and employment offer, strengthening the city centre as Preston recovers from the coronavirus pandemic.

Animate Cinema and Leisure Scheme

£45 million state of the art cinema and leisure complex situated next to Preston Markets.

Harris Your Place Project

Refurbishment of The Harris Museum and Art Gallery - one of the most ambitious cultural projects in the North.

Renewal of Harris Quarter Assets

Investment to support the redevelopment of key publicly-owned buildings in the Harris Quarter.

Illuminate and Integrate Project

Improving pedestrian and cycleway infrastructure, plus street lighting, within the Harris Quarter.

Preston Youth Zone

Preston Youth Zone will be a state-of-the-art facility for young people aged 8 - 19 years old.

Educate Preston

Support hub for skills and career advice services by local partners positioned in a central Harris Quarter location.

Harris Quarter Pop-Ups Programme

£1 million is being invested in a Pop Ups programme of events, installations and visitor attractions to promote city centre visits.