Image by Grimshaw Architects ©
The Eden Project has unveiled its vision for Eden Project North, a major new attraction in Morecambe, Lancashire.
The Cornwall-based environmental charity presented new images and details to its northern partners, the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership, Lancaster University, Lancashire County Council and Lancaster City Council.
Eden and its partners successfully completed a feasibility study last year and are now seeking funding to make the project a reality.
The design features a series of pavilions inspired by mussels, which could house a variety of environments. The plan is for a destination that combines indoor and outdoor experiences, connecting people with Morecambe Bay while enhancing well-being.
Its vision of a seaside resort for the twenty-first century includes reimagined lidos, gardens, performance spaces, immersive experiences and observatories.
Eden is working with Grimshaw, the architecture firm who designed its world-famous Rainforest and Mediterranean Biomes, to create this new structure for Morecambe with a focus on the marine environment.
A prime site on the Morecambe seafront is the proposed location for Eden Project North. The area was formerly occupied by the Bubbles swimming pool and Dome theatre.
Dave Harland, chief executive of Eden Project International Limited, said: “We aim to reimagine what a seaside destination can offer, with a world-class tourist attraction that is completely in tune with its natural surroundings.”
Eden Project North will be designed to help the regeneration of the area socially, economically and environmentally.
The Eden Project in Cornwall has contributed £2bn to the local economy and welcomed more than 20 million visitors since it fully opened in 2001.