Today sees a major milestone in the proposed redevelopment of the former Lord Street bus station.
The exciting £25 million pound project has today been submitted for planning approval and if approved, will see the transformation of the site into a multi-purpose leisure complex boasting;
- World class 7 screen Omniplex cinema, with luxury, fully reclining electric seats!
- Brand spanking new 80-bed Travelodge hotel
- Space for 3 new restaurants
- 4 retail units
- 6-storey car park
- Annnd the pièce de résistance… 20 residential apartments! That view tho 👌
At a whopping 185,000 square feet, the new venture will be one of the largest privately-funded developments the island has EVER seen.
Brains behind the operation, Conor Bradley, Commercial Director at Kane Ltd said of the project; “We believe [the project] will truly transform Lower Douglas and develop into a real asset for the Island’s community and burgeoning economy.”
He goes on to say; “We are fully committed to the Quayside North project, and looking forward to seeing the development finally come to fruition. As Island-based developers, we praise both the Government and the Regeneration Committee, for their proactive approach to regeneration, and town centre first planning policy.”
Pending satisfactory planning permissions, work could begin on the site as early as Spring 2019!
Minister for Infrastructure Ray Harmer MHK said “If approved, this development will give North Quay a clear focal point, which is so important on one of the key entrance points to Douglas.” he goes on to say “I very much look forward to work beginning next year”.
Neither can we Ray, neither can we!
What do you think of the new development and what would you like to see take up home in the retail and restaurant units? Drop a line to [email protected] or leave us a comment on Facebook with your wildest dream wish-list!