Muse given planning go-ahead for £220m Blackpool regeneration scheme

Morgan Sindall’s urban regeneration business Muse Developments has had planning permission approved for the £220 million Talbot Gateway scheme which will regenerate the north-east of Blackpool.

The mixed-use scheme comprises over 330,000 sq ft of office and business space including new council offices, complemented by a 90,000 sq ft food superstore, four hotels, shops, cafes and restaurants. Residential units and a new doctor’s surgery are also planned as part of the scheme.

The centrepiece of the 25-acre scheme will be a pedestrian-friendly public square which will become a meeting place and an attractive new gateway arrival point for visitors to Blackpool.

Muse Developments which was named preferred developer in 2007, is aiming to start onsite with the first phase in 2011.

The scheme will be delivered in partnership with Blackpool Council, urban regeneration company ReBlackpool and the North West Regional Development Agency (NWDA).

Muse signed a development agreement with Blackpool Council in March 2009.

Image: Artist’s impression of Talbot Gateway