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A big day for our Bus Station investment

Today marks a milestone in our project to redevelop the old Bus Station in Whitehaven.

Redevelopment of Whitehaven Bus Station
Redevelopment of Whitehaven Bus Station

BEC has submitted a formal planning application for permission to do the work, which will be the catalyst for wider development of North Shore.

The total Bus Station project cost is £4.1m, of which Sellafield Ltd is providing £2.6m.

It will create a hothouse for tech, digital, media, and creative start-ups.

Alongside units for fledgling firms, the plan includes:

  • conference and meeting space for 75 people

  • an artisan food and drink outlet, open to the public

  • health and wellbeing facilities

The scheme is part of our Transformation Programme, which seeks to leverage public and private sector investment to help grow and diversify the West Cumbrian economy.

To comment on the plans, quoting ref: 4/18/2292/0F1 visit:

Copeland Borough Council Office
Market Hall Office
Whitehaven

For further information, read the ‘Sellafield invests £2.6m to create Cumbria business hub’ article published in April 2018.

Published 17 July 2018