Eden Project unveils Morecambe vision

The Eden Project has revealed the first images of its £60m centre to be delivered on the site of Morecambe’s former Dome entertainment centre and Bubbles swimming pool.

The Eden Project first outlined its plans to open a site in Morecambe in April this year, and in the Chancellor’s Autumn Budget, the project received £100,000 towards its development.

A feasibility study was completed in September allowing the charity to outline the first images of the scheme, which features a series of mussel-inspired pavilions which could host a variety of environments.

It will combine indoor and outdoor experiences and the charity said its vision was “a seaside resort for the 21st century” including reimagined lidos, gardens, performance spaces, immersive experiences, and observatories.

Grimshaw is attached as architect, having also designed the Rainforest and Mediterranean Biomes at the Eden Project’s site in Cornwall.

Dave Harland, chief executive of Eden Project International Limited, said: “We’re incredibly proud to present our vision for Eden Project North and hope that the people of Morecambe and the surrounding area are as excited about it as we are. We aim to reimagine what a seaside destination can offer, with a world-class tourist attraction that is completely in tune with its natural surroundings.

“Morecambe is a unique and beautiful location, perfectly situated near the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales. It’s so heartening to be working with partners who share our ambitions and aspirations for the town and region.”

The Eden Project opened near St Austell in Cornwall in 2001 in a former clay pit and cost around £141m to build, supported by lottery funding alongside commercial loans, EU development funds, and private backing.

The company is also working on international projects in Australia, China, and the USA.

The Dome, built in the 1970s, was demolished in 2011 by the council, while the Bubbles complex, which opened in 1989, closed in 2001. Both are located on Morecambe’s seafront.

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This is great news for Lancashire and fantastic news for Morecambe – could be a game changer for the town. Fingers crossed they can deliver it.

By Martin

We need this in Morecambe

By derek-john@hotmail.co.uk

This is great news for morecambe I used go there for holiday every year a child it as been disappointed how it as declined over years lost two piers two amusement parks and super swimming pool home of miss great Briton

By Stephen webb

I think that this would be fantastic news for Morecambe. A perfect way to share the beautiful views across the bay.

By Kerry Chaplow


By Thumbs Up.

Morecambe is the home to the worlds first openly satanic gang stalking cult! It is an absolute depraved little town, and will go down in 21st century as the UK town that turned ultra creepy satanic on its most famous resident (me)… DREAM ON MORECAMBE! The Eden Project know full well this isn’t going to happen, and Morecambe will NEVER attract any international investment, and will most definitely never attract the UK best and brightest minds (not least the worlds!)… most people in this town spell ’Super’ with an ’A’ (’Supa’)… we recommend an ice skating rink (more on their level)

Either that or bring back Noel Edmonds

By Danny Hurley

Danny Hurley. Morecambe is indeed a shadow of what it once was,when it hosted Sadlers Wells etc, but they said Manchester’s future was behind it. It is now in the top 50 of the most innovative cities in the world. They said Liverpool’s glory days were over.It will soon have the great luxury liners again berthed there. Morecambe is one of the most beautifully sighted resorts there is. This could be the catalyst.

By Elephant

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