The Channel 4 Castleford Project

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    1. 33. Impacts to date (since March 2003) <ul><li>10 new public realm projects created and delivered </li></ul><ul><li>3 new community groups & 1 business association formed </li></ul><ul><li>£100k seed grant from Channel 4 developed in to £14m capital & £3m revenue fund </li></ul><ul><li>New retail, residential and cultural development plans in place for the town, valued at over £200m </li></ul><ul><li>Involvement of local, national and international designers and artists </li></ul><ul><li>Involvement of over 10,000 local people </li></ul>
    2. 53. Lol Coxhill in a skip Concept Simon Thackray. Produced by The Shed. Photo: Tony Bartholomew
    3. 55. Lol Coxhill in a skip Concept Simon Thackray. Produced by The Shed. Photo: Tony Bartholomew
    4. 56. Lol Coxhill in a skip Concept Simon Thackray. Produced by The Shed. Photo: Tony Bartholomew
    5. 60. Project Partners/Funders <ul><li>Wakefield Metropolitan District Council </li></ul><ul><li>Yorkshire Forward </li></ul><ul><li>English Partnerships </li></ul><ul><li>Channel 4 Television </li></ul><ul><li>CABE </li></ul><ul><li>Arts Council England </li></ul><ul><li>Coalfields Regeneration Trust </li></ul><ul><li>Groundwork Wakefield </li></ul><ul><li>Environment Agency </li></ul><ul><li>British Waterways </li></ul><ul><li>Waste Recylcing Group (WREN) </li></ul><ul><li>Ibstock </li></ul><ul><li>Big Lottery </li></ul><ul><li>Edinburgh House Estates </li></ul><ul><li>Sure Start </li></ul><ul><li>Scarman Trust </li></ul><ul><li>Heritage Lottery Fund </li></ul><ul><li>Geographers Association </li></ul>
    6. 61. Community Partners <ul><li>Castleford Heritage Group </li></ul><ul><li>Custyke Community Group </li></ul><ul><li>Lock Lane Residents Association </li></ul><ul><li>Friends of the Green </li></ul><ul><li>Wilson Street Community Triangle </li></ul><ul><li>Friends of the Riverside </li></ul><ul><li>Sagar Street Traders Association </li></ul><ul><li>Castleford Town Centre Partnership </li></ul><ul><li>Castleford Parks Partnership </li></ul>
    7. 62. Timeline <ul><li>March 2003: Project Start </li></ul><ul><li>July 2003: First community involvement </li></ul><ul><li>Autumn 2003: Design Competition </li></ul><ul><li>2004: Design Development/Fund-raising/Contracting </li></ul><ul><li>March 2005: First project completes </li></ul><ul><li>Summer 2005: Open space projects complete </li></ul><ul><li>Spring 2007: New town square opens </li></ul><ul><li>Winter 2007: Bridge construction completes </li></ul><ul><li>Spring 2008: Broadcast TV series </li></ul>
    8. 63. http://www.castlefordheritagetrust.org.uk/ www.channel4.com/castleford

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