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Event announced for residents to help create exhibits for new £100m Eden Project Morecambe

How the Eden Project Morecambe might look

Dates have been announced for an event where residents can help shape the experience inside the new Eden Project Morecambe.

"Rhythm Makers' will take place at Morecambe Winter Gardens on April 23 and 24 and is open to everyone.

It will give people the opportunity to help co-create the content and visitor experience inside the new £100m attraction, earmarked for the central Promenade in Morecambe.

Attendees will have the opportunity to find out about the latest work being done by the Eden Project and its partners and share their stories and experiences of life in Morecambe Bay.

Work is due to start on building the new Eden Project Morecambe by the end of this year.

The two-day gathering is called 'Rhythm Makers' in reference to the theme of nature’s rhythms, said the Eden team.

The event is open for anyone to drop in at any time, with more in-depth workshops running on the hour for anyone who wants to get more involved in the co-creation process.

There will be children’s activities and light refreshments available for all attendees.

Rhythm Makers will be an ongoing programme, running throughout the period before construction.

Following this initial open event, there will be a series of similar invite-only sessions for specific community groups.

Later this year, a further open public event will be held to report back on how co-creation has shaped the design of the Eden Project Morecambe experience.

Eden has released some artist's impressions of the 'Eden Project Morecambe Experience'. See below.

Beyond Radio revealed in February that residents would have a say on how some of the interior of Eden Project Morecambe might look.

Read more: INTERVIEW: Residents will have say on finishing touches as Eden Project Morecambe remains 'on target' for 2024 start - Beyond Radio

“We are hugely excited to hear the stories and personal experiences of people in Morecambe Bay," said Si Bellamy, the Eden Project’s Chief Transformation Officer (pictured below).

“The work we will present at Rhythm Makers is a starting point to help inspire conversation with the community and we can’t wait to see the ideas and themes that will emerge during the two days.

"We have always been clear that this is a project for Morecambe and by the people of Morecambe and the Rhythm Makers process is a key component of this.”

The content of the project is being developed by the Eden Project’s Experience Development team, formerly known as Eden Project International.

Eden Project Morecambe will be situated on the central promenade of Morecambe, on the former site of the Bubbles leisure complex with the Grade II* listed Winter Gardens and Midland Hotel its near neighbours.

The project has been designed in a way which is sensitive and complementary to these important buildings and sightlines across the Bay.

Eden Project Morecambe will cost £100m, £50m of which has been secured from the UK Government’s Levelling Up Fund. The remaining £50m will be sourced from private and philanthropic funds.

Construction is due to begin this year (2024) and the project is due to open for small-scale community-focussed test events in 2026 with a full opening in Spring 2027.

The projected annual visitor numbers for Eden Project Morecambe are 740,000.

Eden Project Morecambe will directly create 300 high-quality green jobs, with an additional 1,000 new jobs supported in the region.

The project is being delivered in partnership with Lancaster City Council, Lancashire County Council and Lancaster University.

Rhythm Makers will take place at the Morecambe Winter Gardens at 209 Marine Road, Morecambe, LA4 4BU on Tuesday April 23 between 2pm and 7.30pm and on Wednesday April 24 between 8am and 2.30pm. Attendance is free and no ticket is required.

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