Talbot Gateway Artist Impression, Muse Developments, P Planning Documents
An artist's impression of what the finalised development will look like. Credit: via planning documents

Details in for Talbot Gateway office project

Julia Hatmaker

Muse Developments has submitted a reserved matters application for the 217,400 sq ft King Street building, the third phase in the Blackpool town centre regeneration scheme.

Outline approval for the part office, part health centre building was granted by Blackpool Council in March.

The new application includes details regarding the £50m development’s public realm space and its plans to encourage active travel. The building would have storage space for up to 114 cycles, including four mobility spaces. There would also be ground floor showers that commuters can use before heading up to the office.

Make Architects designed the building, which would stand at seven storeys. The ground floor would host a large reception lobby, cycle storage, building maintenance facilities, offices and a health assessment centre. The ground floor would also have ceilings that are 13 feet high.

Floors one through six would be offices, with up to two tenants per floor. Most of the floors would have an indoor area of 30,839 sq ft. Each of these upper levels would have a floor to ceiling height of 10 ft.

Upon the roof would sit a partially screen MEP Plant.

Talbot Gateway Artist Impression Landscape, Muse Developments, P Planning Documents

Illustrative view of the public realm space from The Hop onto the main square. Credit: via planning documents

While the scheme does feature considerable cycle storage, it also includes a surface car park that would be accessed from Charles Street. The car park would have 20 spaces, including two that are accessible. It would also have two EV charging points.

The development team for the project includes planners Avison Young and Re-form Landscape Architecture. Chroma is the project manager. Arup is acting as structural engineer, fire consultant and transport consultant. Hannan Associates is handling MEP services and RPS is the quantity surveyor. Cundall is on security, while both Cundall and Hannan Associates are sustainability consultants. Peter Connell Associates is the access consultant.

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