IHBC features ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Proposals for £65m University Centre Blackpool set for decision

Plans for a £65m university campus in the centre of Blackpool look set to be given the go-ahead – with a new name also unveiled for the development, reports The Blackpool Gazette.

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The Blackpool Gazette writes:

The council’s planning committee is being recommended to approve an application for the scheme, previously known as the multiversity…

….the campus will be known as University Centre Blackpool (UCB)….

While some concerns are raised about the scale of the proposed buildings, planners say development will improve the neighbourhood “subject to a high-quality design”…

… Planners acknowledge the amount of parking is insufficient but say this would be compensated for by public transport links…

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