Eden Project North’s virtual engagement event is running until August 6. The group is now seeking feedback on the proposals ahead of the planning submission, scheduled for August 2021.
Eden Project North reimagines Morecambe, a coastal town in Lancashire, as a seaside resort for the 21st century with a focus on education, ecology and community. It is set to open in 2024.
The £125m Eden Project North development will combine indoor and outdoor experiences, enhancing health and wellbeing and connecting visitors with the natural environment of Morecambe Bay.
“It’s on the seafront, it’s looking out to that wonderful bay and on to the Lake District,” said David Harland, CEO of Eden Project International.
Eden Project North focuses on health and wellbeing
“Behind you on the site, what you’ve got is a town that has experienced some decline over the late 20th century and into the 21st century.”
“It’s a place that feels a little bit like hope has deserted it, and what Eden Project North is trying to do is bring back that hope,” Harland added.
“It’s trying to give opportunity to people – yes in jobs, yes in the supply chain – but also in experiencing the bay, in looking at the world around us afresh, and in exciting people that the future remains theirs to make.”
The ticketed visitor attraction will boast large indoor environments, housed within ‘mussel shell’ domes. It will build on the original attraction’s combination of entertainment and education.
Eden Project North will offer exhibits, performance, learning, play, immersive experiences, world-class horticulture, live music, art, retail and F&B.
Morecambe Bay to welcome new attraction in 2024
‘Above the Bay’ will be an environment brimming with plants and art exhibits, while ‘Below the Bay’ will house an immersive series of theatrical experiences.
‘The Natural Observatory’ will be home to Eden Project North’s research and education programmes. Additionally, each of these spaces will boast immersive experiences.
The Eden Project recently signed an agreement with the owners of its proposed site for Eden Project Dundee. This is one of several UK projects in development, which include Eden Project Foyle in Derry.
Eden Project International is also looking to transform man-made caverns beneath the Isle of Portland in Dorset into a £30m tourist attraction called Eden Portland.
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