Blackpool Central Station
This scheme is on a strategic site on the promenade frontage, between the South Pier and the Pleasure Beach; with the famous Blackpool Tower less than 100 metres away. It redevelops and masterplans the former site of Blackpool’s central rail station, now occupied by a police station, law courts, a surface car park and leisure. Its location provides an important interface between the town and the promenade, and also the opportunity to incorporate extensive leisure facilities. New public squares, ‘agora’s’, act as the gathering and social spaces for the retail and leisure facilities and incorporate food and entertainment courts. Naturally-lit they also have leisure bi-omes that float above them, completing a contemporary and dynamic new urban form that is merged with the historic. A 2,000 space multi-storey car park is also embedded within the scheme.