Eden Project Morecambe – much more than a new visitor attraction
Rachel McQueen, Chief Executive of Marketing Lancashire comments on the announcement regarding the news of £50m funding of Eden Project Morecambe from the Government’s Levelling Up Fund announced today 18/01/2023
“From the very beginning of this journey, the first visit to Cornwall to meet the team at Eden, Marketing Lancashire has believed in, championed and supported the vision of an Eden Project in Morecambe. Eden Project Morecambe was always much more than the creation of a new visitor attraction, it is a significant catalyst in the regeneration of one of Lancashire’s most beautiful locations; bringing employment, investment, global recognition and renewed pride to a town that has played such an important part in the Lancashire story.
Today we celebrate with the teams at Eden, Lancaster Council, Lancashire County Council, Lancaster University and the LEP and look to the exciting future that Eden Project Morecambe will bring to the tourism and hospitality sector in the North.
As destination management organisation for the county, Marketing Lancashire will continue to work with our local partners, our regional counterparts and with Visit England and Visit Britain, to help develop domestic and international visitor markets for Eden Project Morecambe, as well as supporting and equipping the very many tourism businesses in Morecambe and beyond with the skills and tools to deliver Lancashire’s famous warm welcome.
There couldn’t be a better start to 2023 and the national Year of the Coast, when our tourism activities will highlight Lancashire’s beautiful coastline and introduce more people to the delights of Lancashire’s seaside destinations.”