20 years after the town's bus station closed it's doors, the derelict building has been transformed and reopened as a business hub offering office, hot-desking and meeting space, as well as a range of support and facilities to nurture start-up. It also features Peddler a cafe-bar on the ground floor. The redevelopment was led by BEC (Build Extraordinary Communities), with the help of partners including Copeland Council and the Whitehaven Harbour Commissioners. Sellafield put £5.7m of funding into the £8.2m project.
The project comprised the complete refurbishment/re-build of the existing Bus Station and associated adjacent office building into a new Innovation Warehouse for BEC. The space has been transformed to provide modern, flexible office space with a café-bar on the ground floor.
CLIENT: BEC VALUE: £4.3m (Mechanical - £350,000) COMPLETION: March 2021
DURATION: 92 weeks CONTRACT: JCT Design & Build