The 15 wide-ranging projects being supported by the Getting Building Fund programme will benefit communities across West Yorkshire, delivering growth for the local economy, supporting green recovery, and assisting businesses with adaption and recovery from the impacts of the pandemic.
Projects being supported by the Getting Funding programme will:
- Drive economic regeneration in the centre of Bradford by creating a high quality, office space and a new energy efficient, sustainable, low carbon market building.
- Deliver new city centre green spaces in Leeds, providing connections between the South Bank and the city centre.
- Restore heritage assets to create hotel accommodation and retail units for creative businesses to modernise and revitalise the town centres of Dewsbury and Huddersfield.
- Improve road, bridge, and cycleway infrastructure to improve connections between residential, education and employment zones and reduce carbon emissions.
- Reduce congestion and emissions by extending the park and ride facility at Temple Green, Leeds.
- Implement energy efficiency measures to reduce carbon emissions and help to reduce fuel poverty in low-income households.
- Refurbish a community building to create a centralised skills, business, and services facility in Knottingley town, that will support skills and employment.
- Deliver high-speed broadband in hard-to-reach areas in Wakefield that will increase inclusivity, improve business productivity and growth and support people working from home.
- Provide capital investment grants to businesses that can deliver new jobs and/or safeguard existing jobs, support business recovery (including from the impact of COVID-19, boost productivity, encourage innovation, and resource efficiency.
- Deliver infrastructure to unlock land in Enterprise Zones in Bradford and Wakefield furthering inclusive growth and employment.
The Getting Building Fund programme is expected to achieve the following outputs:
- Create more than 1,800 new jobs,
- Create more than 400 construction jobs,
- Safeguard a further 500 jobs,
- Unlock 4.83 km of roads/cycle lanes/walkways,
- Reduce carbon emissions by 79,000 tonnes,
- Assist more than 200 businesses and create 17,000 m² of commercial space for business, retail, and leisure facilities,
- Create 140 m² of learning space and support 200 new learners,
- Create 6,800 m² green spaces in city centres,
- Provide at least 40 new super-fast broadband connections
- Improve energy efficiency for over 400 households
The projects will result in a range of outcomes such as increased investment and jobs, improved business growth and resilience, reduced fuel poverty, improved health by encouraging cycling and walking and reduced congestion and improved environment by reducing emissions.
Further information and guidance on this project please visit the gov.uk website.