New Retail Development for Morecambe Bay

The Ilkley based property developer Opus North has announced plans to develop a retail complex in Morecambe Bay.

The plan is for a £17m 100,000 sq ft retail and leisure development, creating 500 new jobs for the area. Opus North will submit final planning applications to Lancashire Council next month.

Managing Director of Opus North Andrew Duncan says;

“We are proud to be bringing forward major investment in a well-known but disused site,” said Mr Duncan. “It is our intention to create a lasting legacy of jobs and investment for Morecambe.”

“The reaction of local Morecambe residents, when we exhibited our plans, was extremely positive. 87% of those who commented on our proposals were in favour of them, which is very encouraging,” said Mr Duncan.

“This is the only retail development of a comparable size which is scheduled to open in the Morecambe and Lancaster region before 2017. It will provide a massive boost to the local economy and regenerate an area of the bay which has fallen into disrepair in recent years.”