Fantastic news from our owners Osprey Management Group that they’ve secured agreement to operate a fabulous new venue based in Whitehaven’s iconic former bus station. There’ll be a 100 seater cafe/bar on the ground floor and office space above.

And we need YOU! We’re looking for great local suppliers who’d like to showcase their produce as part of our offering at the bus station. If you’re an interested local supplier, you can sign up to join the mailing list and be kept up to date with developments here.

Here’s more from the recent press release:
‘Craig Lowery, director of operations at Osprey, said: “We envisage a unique proposition to the local area.
“It will showcase the amazing artisan food and drink products available in the county. Fresh, locally sourced, sustainable foods will become the foundation of the menus. It is our intention to serve fresh fish landed in Whitehaven and some of the fabulous meat and dairy produce from local farms; we are always looking for local suppliers.”

BEC’s head of property and development, Rob Miller added: “Food innovation will be key, and it will also act as a hothouse for tech, digital, media, and creative start-ups.”
Michael Pemberton, chief executive of BEC, said: “The development revives neglected places.
“Craig Lowery and the team at Osprey have taken a similar approach to developments, choosing places that need to be revitalised and returned to the communities that house them, providing leisure spaces for society to thrive and supporting employment opportunities on the coast of Cumbria.”

Sellafield Ltd is investing £2.6m into the bus station project and the North Shore scheme is led by BEC, with the help of partners including Copeland Borough Council and Whitehaven Harbour Commissioners.

Image courtesy of the Times & Star shows Rob Miller of BEC with Osprey directors Lucinda Brown and Craig Lowery, in front of the development site.