North Shore is
going to breathe
new life into
historic harbourside

At BEC, we are working with our partners to create a major development plan that we believe will transform the waterfront and northern town gateway. North Shore brings together great places to eat and drink, vibrant start-up business incubators, a quality 4* hotel and modern offices overlooking the marina. And in line with our commitment to the environment, it will be a low carbon scheme that uses sustainable construction materials and methods.

We’d like to turn this proposal into a reality and want you to be involved and informed right from the start.

By regenerating neglected sites and improving public spaces, we hope to attract more visitors, strengthen the local economy, and improve the way the harbour area looks and how it is used.

Together with Copeland Borough Council and the Whitehaven Harbour Commissioners, we’ll work with local partners and organisations to achieve our goals and are proud to play our part in what promises to be an exciting future for Whitehaven residents and businesses alike.

What's happening?

The area is set to be transformed, with a development proposal
that celebrates our past while building a better future.

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There are several consultation stages planned and when more details are available, you’ll find them on our news feed. Check back regularly to make sure you keep updated and have your say.

Our commitment is clear

At BEC, we create extraordinary communities for people to enjoy living and working in.

We’re proud to say that what sets us apart is not just what we do, it’s how we do it. By championing smart, sustainable business practices and never shying away from our environmental responsibilities, we promote attractive, valued developments that have the lowest possible impact on our planet.

We take pride in the communities in which we operate, and our people help create real change by: contributing to community schemes and local organisations; only working with suppliers that share our values; and by working in partnership with – and listening to – the local organisations and people who really matter.

History runs deep. Whitehaven’s harbour is famed for centuries of trade and seafaring. We understand the importance of this and that’s why we’ve made it our duty to only put forward respectful, positive design proposals.

North Shore. Pride of Whitehaven.

Making a difference

This £300m investment will boost the local economy, regenerate the harbourside, encourage tourism and so much more.

Times change and towns change, and we like to make sure that the change we bring is positive. Regenerating North Shore is an exciting prospect for us and the partners we’re working with; we can clearly see the difference it will make. Our plans are designed to give residents recreational spaces they can enjoy, businesses a reason to move in, young people the motivation to stick around, and to put Whitehaven on the map as a tourist destination of choice.

What does this all add up to? More money spent in the area – on local products, activities and businesses – as well as fresh business opportunities, and entertainment and events right on your doorstep.

Above all, it’s your North Shore, so get involved and help us create something really special.


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