Eden Project North

Eden Project North plans to re-imagine Morecambe as a 21st century seaside resort, with pavilions inspiring wonder and a connection with the natural world. The ambitious project aims to attract millions of visitors and realise economic benefits for the local community. 
WSP Indigo is leading the pre-application engagement exercise and production of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and planning application. An EIA Scoping Report has been submitted and detailed pre-application discussions are underway. WSP’s multidisciplinary expertise is leading the technical delivery of the EIA.  

Since the scoping report was submitted in June 2019, our focus has been on transport planning. The challenge: How can we deliver Eden Project North’s objective to be an exemplar for progressive and healthy transport methods in the UK whilst also getting 950,000 visitors to its site every year?

As Eden Project North progresses through the planning process, our WSP Indigo team and multidisciplinary specialists from our Manchester office will continue to support this once-in-a-generation opportunity for Morecambe.

At a glance
Completion: Ongoing
Extra fact: This was the first multidisciplinary project for the WSP Indigo and WSP Manchester teams since WSP acquired Indigo Planning in 2019.

Value created
Bringing WSP on board for the majority of the technical disciplines required to support the EIA and development meant the project team was streamlined, efficient, well-resourced and had the range of technical expertise this demanding project required.

We provided
Strategic planning advice
Coordination and leading preparation of Environmental Impact Assessment and planning application
Input to stakeholder engagement exercise
Socio-economics, population and human health
Transport planning, ground conditions, drainage and flood risk, noise and vibration, air quality