Architect: Design competition entry for developer, Urban Splash.


Urban vision for stunning promontory seaside site overlooking Morecambe Bay and the South Lakes. Design including 3D technical studies for optimised solar benefit, strategy for connecting to town centre, affordable and private housing mix, business facilities, and outdoor sheltered live music venue during the summer season. The site was once occupied by Bubbles swimming pool. In January 2023, the UK Government announced funding for the Eden Project North by Grimshaw Architects on the site.

Client: RIBA Competitions for developer Urban Splash

Budget: Circa £25m

Enhanced town centre connections

Solar study, 9am, 21st June

Solar study, 12am, 21st June

Solar study, 3pm, 21st June

Solar study, 6am, 21st June

Aerial view to Midland Hotel

Outdoor live music venue in the foreground with canopied urban park at the centre of a carefully orientated housing and business hub.


Enhanced urban realm and seamless hard landscape provides significant improvements in accessibility and footfall, benefitting both the new development, and existing town centre.