Work begins on £4.5m Morecambe apartment development

By Tim Aldred

10 Oct 2022

Placefirst And Councillors From Lancaster City Council Bold Street Attendees

Work has begun on a £4.5m project to bring 42 apartments to Morecambe's West End.

The scheme will replace a series of terraces and commercial premises on brownfield land. It will feature resident parking with EV charging points, bike storage, photo voltaic panels and landscaping.

Placefirst worked in partnership with Church Lukas Architects to design the scheme and has appointed Tyson Construction who will use local tradespeople to build the development.

Work is expected to be completed in 2024 and the new one- and two-bedroom apartments will add to the 107 that Placefirst already built in the town in 2016.

Phil Jones, project director at Placefirst commented: “We are delighted to start work on this project in Morecambe. This Bold Street site is a fantastic regeneration opportunity and will bring new life into this area of Morecambe. It’s fantastic to see our portfolio of high quality homes in the north west continue to grow, and we look forward to seeing the scheme develop.”

Coun Cary Matthews, cabinet member with responsibility for housing at Lancaster City Council, said: “After many years of trying to find a solution for this site, I’m pleased to see work starting on these new apartments. Morecambe is a regeneration priority for the council and this new development will be a much-needed improvement.”

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