Mar 192012
Project REMADE in Lancashire
Partner LancashireCounty Council    
Lifetime 2004 – 2011
Funding NWDA / public £17.7m
REMADE is a strategic programme of brownfield land regeneration across Lancashire, targeted at addressing the environmental deficit of the County, by restoring previously developed land to a variety of soft end-uses and ensuring those sites are actively managed and maintained to secure public benefits.  Key sites include:
Outputs Top O Slate, Haslingden – 33 hectares.  Reclamation of the former tip site for informal recreation uses and to create public access into the site.  The area occupied by spoil heaps around the southern edge has become the site of the ‘Halo’ panopticon. Halo is an 18m diameter circular steel structure raised off the ground on a tripod and lit at night, intended to create a striking piece of public art

Fishwick East,Preston– 24 hectares.  The site was mainly woodland and shrubs, whilst structures within the site include an infilled reservoir and dam, a derelict model car racing track, a redundant pipeline and a culvert.  This has been transformed into a well used Local Nature Reserve

Big Wood and Copperworks Wood,Chorley– 18 hectares

Lessons learned As the project is still in delivery, the lessons learned are yet to be captured.
Future outlook This project will still have Long Term Management commitments for a further 15 years once delivery is complete in September 2011.  It will, therefore, transfer to the Homes and Communities Agency, who will take responsibility for seeing out the long term management.