Preston Levelling Up Fund

In 2021 the Government published its Levelling Up Fund (LUF) prospectus. To receive government investment and support bidding local authorities had to demonstrate that their proposals could be delivered by 2025, and that they were supported by the constituent MPs. The prospectus confirmed there would be a number of bidding rounds and Preston City Council engaged Radics Consulting to advice and support the development of their LUF proposals.


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Collaborative Masterplanning - Birkenhead

Wirral Council are developing a brownfield regeneration programme, supported by the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority and Homes England. The Council own a brownfield site which, with an appropriate development strategy in place, has the potential to contribute to the regeneration programme.

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Strategic Regeneration Framework – Preston

Setting a context for regeneration helps establish regeneration principles in locations where development potential needs to be drawn out and managed in a comprehensive way.  The Station Quarter in Preston is one of these locations and the task here was keep Preston’s 3 anchors Preston City Council, Lancashire County Council and University of Central Lancashire engaged in all stages.

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Preston City Investment Plan

In November 2019 Preston, a pocket sized city in Lancashire, was invited to be part of the government’s Towns Fund initiative. To receive government investment and support an Investment Plan had to be jointly developed by a public, private and third sector partnership with the Plan demonstrating that funding would be spent on priorities which would deliver local economic and community benefit.

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“Beckie is a very hardworking, tenacious person who has a great deal of experience in public/private partnerships who gets things done and makes things happen. 

I first met Beckie when I moved to work for the Maple Grove Developments part of the Eric Wright Group and we successfully got legal agreements and a hybrid planning consent in place for a 160 acres (65 hectare) strategic site in central Lancashire. 

Beckie is very personable and I would recommend anyone to use her services and advice for any project.”
Karen Hirst | Managing Director - Maple Grove
“Beckie provides informed and strategic advice to me and my senior management team supporting us in the delivery of the Council’s regeneration agenda.

Her authentically inclusive style of working means she is adept at unpacking the “too hard” boxes. She can quickly identify and articulate the root of a matter and brings teams together to focus and collaborate on solutions.

Beckie has excellent political awareness and is extremely well connected; she brings energetic influence and outstanding commitment.

She is determined to get the best outcomes for our city’s ambitious investment programme, the delivery of our new leisure scheme Animate and shaping Preston’s Levelling Up Fund ambitions.”
Adrian Phillips | Chief Executive – Preston City Council
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