The incredible £125million Eden Project North set to attract a MILLION people a year to the North West gets the green light
Plans to create the ambitious North West seaside attraction were approved today.
Lancaster Council’s Planning Committee accepted the planning application for Eden Project North at this morning’s meeting at Morecambe Town Hall (January 31).
The venue which is expected to create hundreds of jobs in the region is linked to the Eden project in Cornwall but will focus on the marine life of Morecambe Bay.
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Lancslive reports that the new attraction will be built on the seafront at Marine Road.
Location is close to various Grade II listed buildings including the restored art deco Midland Hotel and the Winter Gardens, a venue once known as ‘Albert Hall of the North’ which is currently undergoing refurbishment in concert hall and events.
The team behind the project aim to “re-imagine Morecambe as a 21st century seaside resort”.
Eden Project North is expected to cost around £125m and provide “significant economic, environmental and social benefits”.
Built on the site of the much-loved and long-lost Bubbles Pool, plans for the new tourist attraction show five shell-shaped domes built on the shoreline.
It is expected to attract around one million visitors a year when completed, with work due to be completed in 2023.
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