Eden Project North is moving forward as the people of Morecambe are being asked to share their ideas.
The project aims to combine indoor and outdoor experiences which connect people with the significant natural environment of Morecambe Bay while also enhancing wellbeing.
It will look to inspire connection with the natural world through a series of zones. The zones will be housed in mussel shell-shaped domes and linked together with an entrance area known as the Bay Hall.
The Above the Bay area will be an environment filled with plants and art exhibits. Showcasing natural abundance and the rhythms of life linked to the sun. Below the Bay will be an immersive series of theatrical experiences that bring to life lunar rhythms and tides.
The Natural Sanctuary will be an area focussed on the health-giving aspects of the seaside with bookable wellbeing treatments. Whilist, the Natural Observatory will be the home of Eden Project North’s research and education programmes.
Eden also has plans to create satellite elements on the promenade as well as on the sands of the Bay itself.
A planning application for the project is due to be submitted in spring next year (2020). Prior to this events will take place across Morecambe to enable people to ask questions and give their thoughts, ideas and hopes they think Eden Project should become.
Eden will collate feedback from the community and report back with its findings after the conversations.
The consultation events are as follows:
• Friday October 18, midday to 7pm and Saturday October 19, midday to 8pm – Winter Gardens, 209 Marine Rd Central, LA4 4BU (https://www.facebook.com/events/392792004993669/) • Monday October 21, midday to 8pm – Stanley’s Community Centre, 79–83 Stanley Road, LA3 1UT (https://www.facebook.com/events/491441471699560/)
• Tuesday October 22, midday to 8pm – Bare Village Club, 20 Bare Lane, LA4 6DF (https://www.facebook.com/events/504528976997742/)
All the events are free of charge and people are welcome to drop in at a time of their choosing. There will be hot drinks and cake available alongside activities for children, including dressing up and seaside scenes with face-shaped cutouts.