The Government’s Levelling Up Fund will invest in infrastructure that improves everyday life across the UK. The £4.8 billion fund will support town centre and high street regeneration, local transport projects, and cultural and heritage assets.

Portsmouth has secured £20m to transform the visitor economy following Levelling Up Funding success

Portsmouth International Port’s crucial terminal extension, transformation of the Hilsea Lines project including the refurbishment of Hilsea Lido. After an official announcement by the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities.

The bid, called Transforming the Visitor Economy, has been awarded £20m Levelling Up Funding ,with £8.75m supporting an opportunity to create the longest urban park in the UK.

We’re developing the Hilsea Lines area in the north of the city to encourage residents and visitors to visit the area, and to enhance the walking and cycling routes around the city. The project came about following £8.75m levelling up funding from the government, as part of a joint bid with the port. Hilsea Lines stretches along the coastline, which separates Portsea Island from the mainland and the aim is to connect the western shore of the city with the eastern tip with enhanced cycling and walking facilities

The port development, known as The International Terminal Transformation, received £11.25m, necessary to manage the anticipated increase in passengers through the port, which looks to exceed over 200 cruise calls across the next three years.

The port’s ability to manage an additional 250,000 passengers a year, above its current two million, relies on creating additional capacity.

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