Eden Project
The Eden Project in Cornwall cost around £141m to build and completed in 2001

Eden Project in talks over £60m Morecambe attraction

The Eden Project is exploring opening a tourist attraction worth around £60m at the site of Morecambe’s former Dome entertainment centre and Bubbles swimming pool.

Although at an early stage, the Eden Project is exploring viability and feasibility studies to open the development, which have been backed by Lancaster City Council, Lancaster University, and Lancashire County Council.

According to the Westmorland Gazette, the project has also been backed by both Morecambe and Lunesdale MP David Morris, and Northern Powerhouse minister Jake Berry, who said they were both working to secure Government funding for the scheme.

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.

Although the scale of the Morecambe attraction will be smaller, Berry said the potential move was “a huge endorsement of the Northern Powerhouse”.

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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Fingers crossed that this goes ahead – we need all local stakeholders to work together to bring investment into the area, taking advantage of the new link road and our proximity to the natural beauty of Morecambe Bay, Forest of Bowland, the Lakes etc.

By Morecambe Mindy

Wonderful of Morecambe

By Hazel

Good news but Morecambe needs to sort its shopping centre out. It is dire.

By Elephant

Hope it gets the go ahead brilliant idea

By Anonymous

Fantastic news let’s hope it happens.

By Karen

Not Blobby2 I hope

By George

Good luck Morecambe

By Anon

Such an exciting prospect. I really hope it goes ahead. Can’t wait.

By Zoe

Morecambe would be a great place for the Eden project, would bring Investment into the area and education really hope this goes ahead we all need an update.

By Brian Beacham

Certainly save us from watching the traffic lights changing!!

By CBA

Is this the new Teletubbies Land attraction??

By Tinky Winky

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