24th October 2018
Buzz Station Approved!
We are delighted and humbled that Copeland Borough Council planners voted unanimously to approve permission for the Buzz Station this afternoon. Together with our partners we will build something Cumbria can be proud of.
The Buzz Station is a pivotal development in the transformation of Whitehaven. We hope it will help stimulate much needed diversification in the local economy and provide space for disruptive and creative businesses to become established and thrive. We are delighted that the planning application has been accepted and we now move to a detailed interior design and fit out phase following local consultation. Michael Pemberton, CEO, BEC
The Buzz Station is a £4.1m development that will open at the end of 2019. Sellafield Ltd is supporting the Buzz Station with strategic support and £2.6m investment.
The Buzz Station will combine flexible working space, wellbeing facilities and artisan food offerings to become a cutting-edge home of innovation, disruption and imagination at Whitehaven’s North Shore. It opened for expressions of interest in August.
The North Shore scheme is being brought forward by BEC, with the help of partners including Copeland Borough Council and Whitehaven Harbour Commissioners. It 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 also aims for Whitehaven’s harbour front to become a beacon for sustainable development as it strives to be zero-net-carbon (ZNC).