Whitehaven harbourside buildings to be demolished
Work to demolish Mark House and substantial parts of The Park on Whitehaven harbourside is due to start on Monday.
Britain’s Energy Coast is working in partnership with Copeland Council and Whitehaven Harbour Commissioners on the North Shore redevelopment project, that includes offices, apartments, a hotel, a supporting multi-story car park and leisure and retail opportunity.
Mike Starkie, Mayor of Copeland, said: “I’m delighted that demolition work on Mark House and The Park will finally begin.
“The process is a difficult one, but this example shows that I, with colleagues, are resolute that these buildings that spoil people’s enjoyment of our beautiful area will be addressed.
“This demolition unlocks a key site for Whitehaven’s redevelopment, and although we must be patient, the replacement scheme, with the hotel, apartment and car park plans, will kickstart the regeneration of the North Shore and harbour area of town.”
BEC’s chief executive Michael Pemberton said: “The redevelopment of the North Shore area of Whitehaven is critical for the future success of the town. We are pleased to see moves to demolish Mark House, a key step that will pave the way for improvements at the harbourside."