Loftus Future High Streets Fund

Over the next three years, residents will see exciting changes happening in the town

More than £11 million of funding to help implement ambitious plans to transform Loftus High Street was secured from the Council, Tees Valley Combined Authority and the Future High Streets Fund. 

The projects which are currently being developed are: 

United Reformed Church

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CGI of what the united reform church in loftus may look like.

Works have started on the transformation of the former United Reformed Church.

The derelict building, which dates back to 1906, has stood empty for more than 20 years, but the building will soon accommodate artist studios, a gallery and workshop space.

Temperance Square

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CGI of what temperance square may look like

A single-storey building will be purpose built for training and working with relevant partners such as Jobcentre Plus and Beyond Housing. 

Parking will be provided at the side at Newcomen Terrace where the building entrance is to be located, leaving the street facing (West Road) elevation surrounded by soft landscaping such as trees and a grassed area.

Duncan Place and Coronation Park 

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CGI of duncan place with visitors

A new library and community hub has opened within a new extension of the existing Duncan Place building.

Work is currently underway on Coronation Park to create an improved and attractive park for both local residents and visitors to the town.

Highway improvements

Work is currently underway to improve Zetland Road (between the Job Centre and Stone Masons Bank area, and on both sides of the street). 

Removal of overhead cables (Zetland & West Road) with a below ground solution, completed by Northern Powergrid has enabled these highway improvements.

Visitor car park 

The former library building has been demolished, and new 30-space visitor car parking will be provided. The library can now be found in the refurbished Duncan Place building. 

More information on completed projects can be found at: loftusmasterplan.co.uk