Approved Projects

Approved Projects

Approved Projects

These are the projects, some amended from the original Town Investment Plan (TIP), that central government has approved for funding from the £17.5M investment awarded to the town in February 2022.

Years of community consultations identified many of the priorities the projects aim to address. These projects represent a collective investment in a better future for the town, one that is more sustainable, accessible, connected, and inclusive. They are rich in opportunities and aspiration, connected by threads of resilience, health, enterprise and creativity.

At this early stage of the process, the project outlines are in brief. Project leads are currently developing highly detailed Business Cases. This information will be updated at the completion of that process in August of this year.

Public Places in the Heart of Todmorden

Bramsche Square lies between three fine heritage buildings, Todmorden Market, Central Methodist Church and Grade I listed Todmorden Town Hall.

As a multi-purpose public space for our events and festivals, alongside a reconfigured and enhanced Pollination Street and ‘town green’, this investment will transform the heart of our town.

Town Deal funding will:

  • Change perceptions by residents, businesses & visitors
  • Encourage trips by foot and bicycle
  • Improve wheelchair access
  • Bring more visitors to town centre events
  • Improve biodiversity and rainwater management

Public Places in the Heart of Todmorden

Bramsche Square lies between three fine heritage buildings, Todmorden Market, Central Methodist Church and Grade I listed Todmorden Town Hall.

As a multi-purpose public space for our events and festivals, alongside a reconfigured and enhanced Pollination Street and ‘town green’, this investment will transform the heart of our town.

Town Deal funding will:

  • Change perceptions by residents, businesses & visitors
  • Encourage trips by foot and bicycle
  • Improve wheelchair access
  • Bring more visitors to town centre events
  • Improve biodiversity and rainwater management

Enterprise in the Heart of Todmorden

A new state of the art three-storey building will house diverse local enterprise start-ups and small businesses, enabling co-working, collaboration, and business incubation. Shopfronts on the ground floor will focus on food and a cycle hub, upper floors will contain flexible business and training units and some accommodation.

Town Deal funding will:

  • Improve perceptions of Todmorden
  • Bring new business opportunities
  • Deliver commercial spaces for local use
  • Support enterprise to flourish
  • Create accommodation

For illustration purposes only, building design TBC
(Commissioned from ARH by CMBC 2019)

For illustration purposes only, building design TBC
(Commissioned from ARH by CMBC 2019)

Enterprise in the Heart of Todmorden

A new state of the art three-storey building will house diverse local enterprise start-ups and small businesses, enabling co-working, collaboration, and business incubation. Shop fronts on the ground floor will focus on food and a cycle hub, upper floors will contain flexible business and training units and some accommodation.

Town Deal funding will:

  • Improve perceptions of Todmorden
  • Bring new business opportunities
  • Deliver commercial spaces for local use
  • Support enterprise to flourish
  • Create accommodation

Todmorden Town Hall

An open, welcoming, attractive Heritage Centre and community hub, financially sustainable and fully accessible. Re-modelling of internal spaces will enable a range of uses including events, functions, learning and workspace.

Town Deal funding will:

  • Improve perceptions by residents and visitors
  • Create new volunteer and paid posts
  • Increase visitor numbers
  • Create a heritage education hub for local school children
  • Enhance local civic pride

Todmorden Town Hall

An open, welcoming, attractive Heritage Centre and community hub, financially sustainable and fully accessible. Re-modelling of internal spaces will enable a range of uses including events, functions, learning and workspace.

Town Deal funding will:

  • Improve perceptions by residents and visitors
  • Create new volunteer and paid posts
  • Increase visitor numbers
  • Create a heritage education hub for local school children
  • Enhance local civic pride

Hippodrome Theatre

Todmorden’s popular community run theatre will be extended to create an accessible new performance space and enable more creative arts opportunities, jobs and training, especially for young people.

Town Deal funding will:

  • Provide new creative, retail and storage spaces
  • Increase visitors to arts, cultural and heritage events
  • Extend positive perception of The Hippodrome
  • Create more volunteer and member opportunities
  • Increase visitors to Todmorden

Hippodrome Theatre

Todmorden’s popular community-run theatre will be extended to create an accessible new performance space and enable more creative arts opportunities, jobs and training, especially for young people.

Town Deal funding will:

  • Provide new creative, retail and storage spaces
  • Increase visitors to arts, cultural and heritage events
  • Extend positive perception of The Hippodrome
  • Create more volunteer and member opportunities
  • Increase visitors to Todmorden

The Riverside Centre

A self-sustaining modernised building and improved site, offering a fully inclusive Centre for recreation, leisure activities, sports and community events accessible for all. Riverside’s transformation on a main access route will announce the town’s ambitions and progress.

Town Deal funding will:

  • Increase participation in physical activity
  • Improve physical and mental well-being
  • Offer more diverse and inclusive sports
  • Provide training and visitor accommodation
  • Create jobs in leisure, sports and tourism

The Riverside Centre

A self-sustaining modernised building and improved site, offering a fully inclusive Centre for recreation, leisure activities, sports and community events accessible for all. Riverside’s transformation on a main access route will announce the town’s ambitions and progress.

Town Deal funding will:

  • Increase participation in physical activity
  • Improve physical and mental well-being
  • Offer more diverse and inclusive sports
  • Provide training and visitor accommodation
  • Create jobs in leisure, sports and tourism

All Ability Cycle Centre

A local and regional hub located at The Riverside Centre, offering taught and informal opportunities for people with mobility needs to participate in cycling in a safe, supported environment. Facilities and support to build confidence and provide a cycling experience which will be available for all.

Town Deal funding will:

  • Provide more support to people with reduced mobility to get active
  • Support an innovative base of excellence in all ability cycling technology
  • Help the development of bespoke cycle solutions
  • Support the Riverside Centre as a model for all ability sports
  • Facilitate a training hub for volunteer support riders and clients

All Ability Cycle Centre

A local and regional hub located at The Riverside Centre, offering taught and informal opportunities for people with mobility needs to participate in cycling in a safe, supported environment. Facilities and support to build confidence and provide a cycling experience which will be available for all.

Town Deal funding will:

  • Provide more support to people with reduced mobility to get active
  • Support an innovative base of excellence in all ability cycling technology
  • Help the development of bespoke cycle solutions
  • Support the Riverside Centre as a model for all ability sports
  • Facilitate a training hub for volunteer support riders and clients

Centre Vale Park & Fielden Hall

A comprehensive project to restore and improve facilities in Centre Vale Park, the town’s principal green space, extending the park’s diverse recreational offer and strengthening its use as a social community hub.

Town Deal funding will:

  • Increase participation in physical activity
  • Improve access to sports and recreation for disabled people
  • Increase visitors to arts and cultural events
  • Improve perceptions by residents, businesses & visitors
  • Support the protection of our heritage
  • Offer residential housing

Centre Vale Park & Fielden Hall

A comprehensive project to restore and improve facilities in Centre Vale Park, the town’s principal green space, extending the park’s diverse recreational offer and strengthening its use as a social community hub.

Town Deal funding will:

  • Increase participation in physical activity
  • Improve access to sports and recreation for disabled people
  • Increase visitors to arts and cultural events
  • Improve perceptions by residents, businesses & visitors
  • Support the protection of our heritage
  • Offer residential housing

Learning in Todmorden

Sustainable building improvements, improved communication services, reinstatement of fitness and well-being facilities and conference hall, will support our community-owned Todmorden Learning Centre and Community Hub to better facilitate the many community focused projects delivered there.

Town Deal funding will:

  • Support long-term community and educational use in a sustainable venue
  • Improve facilities to support an increased number of new learners
  • Facilitate more visitors to arts, culture and heritage events
  • Improve perceptions by residents, visitors and businesses
  • Enable more learners to gain relevant experience

Learning in Todmorden

Sustainable building improvements, improved communication services, reinstatement of fitness and well-being facilities and conference hall, will support our community-owned Todmorden Learning Centre and Community Hub to better facilitate the many community focused projects delivered there.

Town Deal funding will:

  • Support long-term community and educational use in a sustainable venue
  • Improve facilities to support an increased number of new learners
  • Facilitate more visitors to arts, culture and heritage events
  • Improve perceptions by residents, visitors and businesses
  • Enable more learners to gain relevant experience

Murmuration Workshops

Murmuration Workshops is a new not-for-profit organisation run by Todmorden artists which aims to create shared artist work, teaching, rehearsal and exhibition spaces.

We will provide high-quality equipment, tools and furnishings to provide affordable arts creation and teaching spaces to support local artists and creative businesses.

Town Deal funding will:

  • Support start-ups utilising business incubation and co-working spaces
  •  Assist new learners
  •  Bring more visitors to arts, cultural & heritage venues
  • Increase the number of visitors to Todmorden
  • Improved level of skills in arts / creative sector

Murmuration Workshops

Murmuration Workshops is a new not-for-profit organisation run by Todmorden artists which aims to create shared artist work, teaching, rehearsal and exhibition spaces.

We will provide high-quality equipment, tools and furnishings to provide affordable arts creation and teaching spaces to support local artists and creative businesses.

Town Deal funding will:

  • Support start-ups utilising business incubation and co-working spaces
  • Assist new learners
  • Bring more visitors to arts, cultural & heritage venues
  • Increase the number of visitors to Todmorden
  • Improved level of skills in arts / creative sector

Active Todmorden

A major investment to support people of all ages and abilities to walk or cycle for day to day journeys, and to make it easier for both residents and visitors to access Todmorden’s outstanding countryside and natural environment.

Town Deal funding will:

  • Increase use of walking and cycling
  • Reduce trips by vehicles
  • Improve air quality
  • Improve commuter flows
  • Create direct canal access to/from town for activities and venues
  • Improve signage

Active Todmorden

A major investment to support people of all ages and abilities to walk or cycle for day to day journeys, and to make it easier for both residents and visitors to access Todmorden’s outstanding countryside and natural environment.

Town Deal funding will:

  • Increase use of walking and cycling
  • Reduce trips by vehicles
  • Improve air quality
  • Improve commuter flows
  • Create direct canal access to/from town for activities and venues
  • Improve signage