Digital and Gaming Hub Cumbria

Bringing Digital and Gaming to Cumbria

Here at BEC, we’re passionate about developments that strengthen our communities, enable businesses and bring unloved spaces back to life.

With the recent redevelopment of the Bus Station, we’ve shown how our heritage buildings – key to our identity, with character and personality of their own – can be conserved with a creative and viable proposition by making sure they service new communities in relevant and exciting ways.

We’ve now purchased the former Whittles building on Duke Street.

Our vision is to transform the space into a Digital and Gaming Hub, inspiring our young people to pursue careers in these high growth sectors and providing a collaborative space for Digital and Gaming start-ups to succeed.

Our CEO, Michael Pemberton said: “It’s really important that we build a community, one where young people feel welcome, supported and encouraged to grow their skills, showcase their talent, have fun and be part of something special.”

Have your say ...

We need to know what you; our local community, want to see in this space?

What will inspire and attract our young people?  What will complement other local businesses?

Come along to The Beacon Portal, Whitehaven in November 2021.

Learn more about our concept.

Enjoy our virtual reality experience

Share your thoughts, ideas and feelings

Disclaimer: Please be aware that due to COVID-19, events may be subject to changes and/or cancellation.