New River Retail, Corstorphine + Wright and Hemingway Design have unveiled plans for the new Morecambe Arndale Centre, following the submission of a planning application to Lancaster City Council.
The radical revamp of the outdated 1970s centre is set to include:
• a brand new stylish look for the Market Street entrance and nearby shop fronts;
• a new modern layout for the steps and ramp outside the entrance next to Argos;
• new businesses moving in to the empty units adjacent to the Travelodge;
• new public toilets;
• the demolition of the Market Street entrance canopy;
• a knock-through of empty shop units to create bigger spaces for restaurants or cafes;
• new state-of-the-art signage;
• dedicated walls to display community artwork; and
• major redecoration work, both inside and out.
Phil Lambert, Associate Director at Corstorphine + Wright said: “Momentum is building in Morecambe and it is an exciting time to be developing in the area. The new Arndale centre will act as a landmark destination, playing a key role in the transformation of the town centre.
“Throughout the project, we have worked closely with the city council to make sure it ties in with and supports their wider regeneration strategy, which includes an overhaul of parts of nearby Market Street, Victoria Street and the Euston Road precinct, also due to start on site in 2016.
“The Arndale Centre is one of a series of multimillion pound town centre projects that Corstorphine + Wright are currently delivering for New River Retail, which also includes The Martlets Shopping Centre in Burgess Hill, Sussex and Cowley Shopping Centre in Oxford. We look forward to beginning work on the project.”