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£95 million to revive historic high streets

Reasons to choose Wilson Browne

Culture Secretary Nicky Morgan has announced that 69 English high streets are to receive a share of £95m in an effort to revitalise them and help them adapt to changing consumer habits, given the threat posed by online competition.

The £95m will also fund projects across England designed to transform disused historic buildings into shops, houses and community centres. The investment combines £40m from the Department for Digital, Culture Media and Sport’s Heritage High Street Fund, £52m from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government’s Future High Street Fund, and £3m will be provided by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Kettering is one of the towns set to benefit from this initiative.

Wilson Browne act for many high street landlords and tenants, so the injection of cash to revitalise the high street is a welcome boost to the high street economy and our clients who operate there.  It will also benefit towns as a whole in encouraging more people to live in areas which have a vibrant town offering.


Ika Částka


Ika Částka


Ika is Head of the Commercial Property team and has been advising individuals and businesses across Northamptonshire since 1986, specialising in commercial, agricultural and rural property matters for both businesses and individuals.