Energising Blyth

Welcome to Energising Blyth. Here you will find out more about the exciting plans to regenerate Blyth. This includes information about game-changing new development projects, how you can contribute your thoughts on Blyth’s regeneration and how funding will be spent through the 2021 Town Investment Plan.


Our vision for Blyth

By 2030, Blyth will be the thriving UK and international centre of renewable energy and advanced manufacturing growth and innovation, providing new jobs, better skills, more homes, and a clean environment for people in the town and the wider North East region. In short, Blyth will offer more and better opportunities for local people.   It will be a vibrant and welcoming community, offering a great quality of life, with new and improved cultural facilities, on the doorstep of the beautiful Northumbrian coastline and countryside.

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What is Energising Blyth?  

A £90m regeneration programme to transform Blyth, funded by the Government’s Future High Street Fund, Town Deal and Levelling Up Deep Dive funidng, plus investment from Northumberland County Council and our partners. From 2021 to 2027 several major capital projects are being explored and if approved, they will:  

  • Renew the town centre with new cultural, education, leisure and residential projects around a revitalised Market Place. 
  • Create 7,500 jobs, 5,000 learning opportunities, and attract over 100,000 extra visitors to Blyth each year.  
  • Provide skills, culture and leisure activities to local people, communities and businesses. 
  • Improve walking and cycling routes and connections to public transport networks, making it easier to travel to and from Blyth.  
  • Boost the growth of Blyth's major renewable energy industry at the Quayside, Port of Blyth and industrial sites.
  • Repurpose run-down and empty homes into high-quality affordable housing to rent and convert under-occupied offices into new apartments. Improving energy efficiency in social housing and supporting the establishment of an Empty Homes Team.   
  • Provide new high-tech training equipment at the town’s new Energy Central Campus, providing local young people with a route to high-quality jobs on their doorstep.  
  • Help to reduce crime in Blyth by extending CCTV provision in the town centre and establishing a new partnership between local businesses and the police. These interventions will target anti-social behaviour, substance misuse and theft in particular. 
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An map that shows all the projects ongoing in Blyth for the Energising Blyth project.

An impression of the culture hub in Blyth

Culture Hub and Market Place

The Market Place is set to be revitalised to create a new Culture Hub, a new flagship building and an attraction for the whole community and visitors to enjoy.

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An artists impression of the Energy Central Campus

Energy Central Campus

Energy Central Campus is made up of two education, training and skills facilities focusing on STEM education, sector-led training, higher level skills, innovation, research and development to further support growth in the clean energy sector in Blyth and the wider North East.

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Image showing Bowes Street, Church Street and Wanley Street Improvements

Bowes Street, Church Street and Wanley Street Improvements

This project has delivered improvements to Bowes Street, Church Street and Wanley Street with support from the Government’s Accelerated Towns Fund, Northumberland County Council and Blyth Town Council.

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A notice board full of post it notes from residents

Culture and Placemaking Programme

The Culture and Placemaking Programme is a programme of events, festivals and cultural activities aimed at attracting local people and visitors to Blyth.

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Artist impression of Bridge Street

Bridge Street Improvements

Infrastructure improvements to improve connectivity to the town centre with particular emphasis on dedicated cycle and walking routes on Bridge Street.

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A birds eye view of Regent Street and the improvements planned.

Regent Street Improvements

Following on from Bowes Street, Church Street, and Wanley Street improvements the next stage will see improvements to Regent Street to enable further connectivity and improve the towns aesthetic.

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A person riding a bicycle

Bebside to Town Centre Cycling and Walking Corridor

The Bebside to Town Centre Corridor project will be a new walking and cycling infrastructure scheme connecting the new passenger rail service at Blyth Bebside Station to the town centre, key employment sites and residential areas in the north of the town, namely Kitty Brewster, Cowpen and, Croft wards.

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An artists impression of a technology demonstration centre

Technology Development Centre

A cutting-edge demonstration centre that will provide key regional research infrastructure facilities for the Northumberland region.

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Blyth town investment plan

Blyth Town Investment Plan

The Town Investment Plan sets the scene for what our ambitions are for the future of Blyth.

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Throughout the process of developing Energising Blyth we will be seeking the views of residents, businesses and other key stakeholders.

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