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BEC’s North Shore shortlisted for two Planning Awards

The national Planning Awards have revealed BEC to be shortlisted for awards in the ‘Plan Making’ and the ‘Planning Permission of the Year’ categories

19th March 2019: BEC’s transformational North Shore scheme has been shortlisted for two categories in the national Planning Awards.

Today’s shortlist named BEC’s North Shore scheme as a finalist in the category for Plan Making in the awards that celebrate excellence in planning and place making.

In addition, The Buzz Station scheme scooped a shortlisting in the Planning Permission of the year category.

The North Shore scheme proposes a 4* hotel, multi-story car park facility and circa 75,000 sq ft office development that will sit alongside the Buzz Station. Further road upgrades are also ongoing in partnership with Cumbria County Council. BEC aims for Whitehaven’s harbour front to become a beacon for sustainable development as it strives to be zero-net-carbon (ZNC). It is being brought forward by BEC, with the help of partners including Copeland Borough Council and Whitehaven Harbour Commissioners.

The Buzz Station will be Cumbria’s premier digital and creative hub. It will combine flexible working space and artisan food offerings to become a cutting-edge home of innovation, disruption and imagination at Whitehaven’s North Shore. Sellafield Ltd are supporting the Buzz Station with strategic support and £2.6m investment.

BEC’s CEO Michael Pemberton commented: “This is testament to the hard work of the team and partners to date. We have a long way to go in delivering the scheme but this national recognition gives us confidence we are getting the crucial early stages right.”

Winners are announced on 4th June 2019 at the iconic Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).