Questions are raised over ex-hotel site

The former Broadway Hotel in Morecambe.
The former Broadway Hotel in Morecambe.
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There are no firm decisions on when work will start on the former Broadway Hotel site in Morecambe.

The iconic building was demolished in October to make way for retirement flats.

Developers McCarthy and Stone received planning permission to turn the hotel site, on the corner of Broadway and Marine Road East, into £11m art-deco inspired flats, creating 120 jobs.

The company says a new white rendered building, complete with a roof terrace, balconies, and landscaped areas, will feature 52 retirement properties of varying sizes over seven storeys.

But after the building was demolished and the site was cleared no further work has taken place, leading many to question what is happening with the project.

A spokesman for McCarthy and Stone said the company could not confirm when work would start.

Ian Wilkins, regional managing director for McCarthy and Stone North West: “The site has detailed planning consent for a residential development and McCarthy and Stone is currently evaluating its’ business options with regard to the timing of development start.

“Residents will be kept informed of site progress and plans as soon as firm decisions have been made.

In February, residents of Dallam Avenue described living next to the site as like living through an “earthquake”, with loud noise and vibrations on a daily basis.

McCarthy and Stone thanked residents for their continued patience.