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Morecambe THI 2 - A View For Eric

The Morecambe Townscape Heritage Initiative (THI 2) – ‘A View for Eric’ was a Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) programme to help improve the Victorian and art deco buildings in the heart of the town and some of the streets and spaces surrounding them.

To find out more about Morecambe THI2 - A View for Eric please click on the links below:

Project overview

The second Morecambe Townscape Heritage Initiative - 'A View for Eric' (THI2) launched in May 2012.  The programme was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Lancaster City Council.  A View for Eric continued the success of the first Morecambe THI, which saw the restoration of key listed buildings such as the Midland Hotel and Mona House, along with almost 70 residential and commercial properties throughout Poulton.

The focus of THI2 was to create a view in front of the Eric Morecambe statue that complements the stunning views of the bay which serve as his backdrop, and also complements other regeneration initiatives to further revitalise the town as a place to live, work and play, such as through the Morecambe Area Action Plan.

The project offered building improvement grants to properties within the western end of the Morecambe Conservation Area to help contribute to the appropriate restoration of historic properties. A View for Eric also offered a wide range of training opportunities for property owners, businesses, local builders, craftspeople and architects. Including heritage education and skills workshops so that people better understand and have the skills to look after historic buildings, as well as sustainable business and retail training to help ensure a healthy town centre.

Further information about the Conservation Area, its appraisal and management plan can be found on the Morecambe Conservation Area page.

The public realm (streetscape) element of the THI2 was delivered through the wider Connecting Victoria Street project.

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