19th April 2012
Bright Future for the former Port Erin Marine Laboratory site
The Department of Infrastructure is pleased to confirm that it has now exchanged the agreement to lease with the developer Sea Breezes Properties Limited for the redevelopment of the former Port Erin Marine Laboratory site for a mixed use development comprising a hotel, café, meeting rooms, lecture theatre, dive centre and associated offices.
Sea Breezes Properties Limited will now be looking to submit a detailed Planning Application in respect of the development. Subject to receipt of a satisfactory Planning Approval the Department and Sea Breezes Properties Limited will then enter into a 125 year lease for the site and the company will progress the approved development.
Minister for Infrastructure David Cretney MHK said
“this is an important step on the road to the redevelopment of this site which has been empty since it was vacated by the University of Liverpool in September 2006. The facilities proposed by Sea Breezes will enhance the area and support the development of marine leisure activities”.
Chairman of Sea Breezes Properties Limited Hamish Ross said
“we are delighted to have completed the agreement and are now driving forward with preparing the detailed Planning Application”.