Church Street Creative Industries Strategy

The regeneration of Church Street and the surrounding area has been identified as a key priority within the Hartlepool Vision.

The Hartlepool Vision identifies that "Through targeted investment Church Street will be at the heart of a vibrant Innovation and Skills Quarter. It's cafe culture and thriving daytime economy centred around the creative industries will provide a dynamic link between the town centre and Hartlepool Waterfront."

A strategy has been developed to guide the creation of a cluster of businesses focussed around creative, digital and media industries, whilst offering graduates from Cleveland College of Art and Design and Hartlepool College of Further Education the opportunity to establish their own businesses.

The Church Street Creative Industries Strategy is based upon:

  • A review of best practice
  • An assessment of a series of projects that can contribute to the development of a sustainable creative industries quarter
  • An analysis of delivery models and funding.