When will the project begin?
The pre-development phase requires joined up agreement with the property owner (ABP). A start date of 2019 is in view - with phased completion over three years, possibly four.
What is the next step?
Securing planning approval for the scheme and importantly establishing a fit for purpose building that meets expansion requirements of Fleetwood’s fish trading and processing businesses.
Who are the investors?
Initial contacts of an exploratory nature are underway with several parties. Formal discussions are expected imminently following expressions of interest. These are confidential.
How many new jobs will be created?
The first priority is to protect existing employment at Wyre Dock associated with the fish-processing sector – of great importance for Fleetwood. The sector involves between 350 and 400 existing full time jobs, both direct and indirect.
In the phased development over three years Fleetwood Quays will provide between 300 and 350 NEW full time equivalent jobs; although there will be considerable seasonal fluctuation that add considerably in peak months to these numbers.
Who will be responsible for the development?
A project management company will oversee and take responsibility for on time and budgeted delivery of the approved development. They will be appointed by investment partners following outline-planning approval. Operational Management of Fleetwood Quays requires a for purpose professional team working with users, tenants and service providers – and importantly the town of Fleetwood.
How does Fleetwood Quays benefit the town?
New opportunities and careers for local people in a diversity of sectors from hospitality to heritage management – with long-term potential.
Creates a critical mass of unique visitor attractions operating year round. Bringing with them a totally new upmarket image for leisure travel in northwest England.
Potential for expansion of a waterfront development linking with Dock Street for mixed use leisure and commercial investment – and a possible electric tram connection with Blackpool’s light rail service at the existing Ferry terminus.
Attracting private sector investment to a reopened rail link connecting Fleetwood and Thornton with Poulton (and further) involving new energy propulsion tramtrain technology.
Strengthens Fleetwood and the north Fylde coast’s image as an area of new investment complementing, and not challenging, the very long established popularity of Blackpool’s traditional seaside offer.
We welcome a full and open discussion on the Fleetwood Quays proposals.
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