Published: 27th Apr 2018

Property company BEC has unveiled plans to develop the waterfront in Whitehaven. The key features put forward include a new 4-star hotel with around 100 rooms, a 75,000 sq.ft office development and a new multi-storey car park. The office development will be on the old bus station site and will see a new hub with flexible office and meeting space that supports start-up businesses. This £4.1m scheme, called the Buzz Station, is being funded by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA). It is part of Sellafield’s Transformation Programme, which seeks to leverage public and private sector investment to help grow the West Cumbrian economy. The so-called North Shore development is due to be completed by 2021. Celia MacKenzie, chief executive of Whitehaven Harbour Commissioners, said: ‘The Whitehaven Harbour Commissioners have always desired quality development around the “jewel in the crown” of Whitehaven – their listed Georgian harbour.  They are fully behind … (To read the full article, subscribe below)