The bold vision to transform a large area of Fleetwood’s dockland is being presented at the world’s leading commercial property investment event this week.
Liverpool architects Brock Carmichael will highlight the scheme on behalf of Wyre Dock Developments at the prestigious MIPIM conference in Cannes, France alongside other major, waterfront regeneration projects in the north west from Peel Holdings and North Cheshire Council. The ‘Fleetwood Quays’ scheme focuses on the coastal town’s heritage to create an upgraded year-round visitor destination.
Themed hotel and restaurants with high-end retail elements combines with leisure attractions as well as residential accommodation. The conceptual proposals incorporate a new railway station providing Fleetwood with its much-needed link with the national rail network. A new purpose-built fish processing park for expanding local businesses operating in and around Wyre Dock is a key feature of the commercial zone identified in the scheme.
Wyre Dock Development’s vision for regeneration of the site, currently in ownership of Associated British Ports, was first announced in November 2017. Director John Woodman said, “We continue to engage in positive discussions with diverse parties since launching our proposals. This includes introduction of a potential investment and development partner to engage with the port owner, ABP. For Fleetwood and the north Fylde coast this is the game-changing opportunity for strategic regeneration of coastal town’s economy and driver for sustainable new year-round employment.”
A full report from the MIPIM conference will be posted in the coming weeks.