International award winning architects Brock Carmichael is working with Wyre Dock Development Ltd. on a vision to redevelop and regenerate Wyre Dock in Fleetwood, Lancashire.
Wyre Dock Development Ltd. was established in 2016 to provide a formal entity through which proposals for the regeneration and renewal of a historic part of Fleetwood’s history could be taken forward with Associated British Ports (ABP) and other parties.
Proposals that would boost Fleetwood’s economy and profile were unveiled this week to an audience of over 100 residents and interest groups, the businesses community, press and local authorities.
Within the proposals for the mixed-use site are a hotel, restaurant, botanical-themed visitor attraction, transport and Fleetwood themed heritage centre, an exhibition hall, retail, leisure and residential property as well as a purpose-built hub for the Town’s important fish-trading sector.
(Before and after aerial views)
The scheme, Fleetwood Quays, is the idea of Wyre Dock Development Ltd and Fleetwood-born director Frank Heald said, “We have formally launched a bold vision for Fleetwood using the Wyre Dock as a catalyst for renewal and regeneration of the Town. Fleetwood Quays would offer jobs and training opportunities for residents, draw in new visitors to boost the local economy and put Fleetwood firmly on the map as a major destination.”
Fellow director John Woodman added “We are at an early stage but over the past 18 months have been assembling an experienced and committed team to deliver this project.”
Michael Cosser, the Partner at Brock Carmichael leading the work on Fleetwood Quays said; “We’ve seen the positive effect projects of this scale can have on a coastline and on post-industrial docklands and are really pleased that the vision for Fleetwood and Wyre Dock has been so well received. We look forward to supporting the Fleetwood Quays development further.”