Visit Fleetwood and you’ll feel like you’ve arrived at a true Victorian treasure. Its traditional charm will wash over you as you relax into the easy-paced way of life. There’s no rush, so take the time to discover this sleepy seaside gem. Head to the waterfront where there’s plenty to see. A gaze out over the water will be a real treat as you see Morecambe Bay in the distance – if you can, try and make it for sunset, simply stunning.
Along the waterfront, you’ll discover the majestic Marine Hall set amongst its very own pretty sculptured gardens. This prominent, art-deco building has been entertaining visitors to the town for decades, so book your seats for one of the many shows and concerts held here throughout the year.
Fancy a spot of shopping on your visit? Freeport Fleetwood Outlet Village is a shopaholic’s dream and perfect to pick up a bargain. Then there’s Fleetwood Market, a traditional gem with hundreds of stalls packed full of treasures, and a great place to get chatting with the locals. Finally, take a meander down Lord Street for some of the town’s more speciality shops.
If you want to find out all about the town’s heritage then take some time to visit the two local museums. Fleetwood Museum is a real treasure trove of information, packed with maritime history and treacherous tales.
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What are the Sea Change projects?
There are four main projects to be delivered:
Marine Hall Gardens -Create an architectural setting for the future development of the Marine Hall; build a dramatic enclosure for outdoor performance and new cultural events; establish a contemporary English marine garden, and provide visual connections to the wider seafront.
Rossall Point - Build a world class sustainable structure that serves as a beacon and destination along the Wyre Coastal Trail linking Cleveleys and Fleetwood; an active coastal/bird viewing point; an educational facility highlighting the biodiversity of Wyre's coastal environment.
Public Art Programme - The design challenge is to create a rhythm of natural and man- made features along the coastline with particular areas identified where artists and designers can make specific interventions. Artwork will be designed, manufactured and installed which responds poetically to the place and the people, with the active participation of the community.
Mythic Coastline - Mythic Coastline, Cleveleys - a narrative responding to local tales expressed through public artwork set along the coastline. Although BCAL are not responsible for directly project managing this element, co-ordination across the entire Sea Change programme is essential.
WHO are BCAL?
Liverpool based consultants BCA Landscape and their team have been commissioned by Wyre Borough Council to develop ideas for improvements along the waterfront.
They have already started to integrate into the community and have attended many local events and meetings. Their starting point will be getting to know the local community and listening to the experiences of the town. We want you to join in an informal and creative conversation at this first stage in the project, and as the ideas progress it is envisaged that these will feed into the designs for the projects. Once they get a feel for what people want, BCAL are confident that they will be able to deliver projects that the community can be proud of.
For regular updates on the project, find out more....