A ‘global streetfood experience’ with stalls lining the streets of Dalton Road and Portland Walk was the winning vision for a new project to help revive Barrow’s town centre for young people.

It follows as business students from Furness College have been coming up with innovative ideas to transform the town centre for future generations, as part of a two-week virtual work experience project in partnership with Barrow BID.

The two groups went head-to-head on the project with the winning team outlining a plan for ‘streetfood experience’ from local restaurants to enable 16-25 year olds to experience affordable food, music and culture from around the world.

The runner up idea was to bring a festive feel to the town centre over four weeks in December with Christmas markets complete with an ice rink to pull in the crowds.

The groups met virtually to work on the projects via Microsoft Teams and were judged by a panel led by BID manager Colin Garnett who said the ideas had the potential to be widely marketed.

Colin praised the students and added: "We have been hugely impressed with both teams, their commitment to the project and their enthusiasm for creating a better town centre for younger people."

The overall winning participants were Corinne Dyer, Katie Pettifer, Gemma Hardman, Nicole Sanderson, Olivia Sloan and Sophie Winward.