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Ambitious plans for Lord Street

Large-scale development unveiled

Douglas is set to gain a massive new retail and entertainment complex, as part of a long-awaited redevelopment on Lord Street.

The Quayside North project, expected to cost in the region of £25 million, will occupy the existing car park adjacent to the bus station.

US real estate firm JLL has unveiled plans for an 80-bed Travelodge hotel, a seven screen Omniplex cinema, 20 apartments and five large business units within the site.

A planning application is due to be published before summer, with a view to work beginning in early 2019.

Douglas Borough Council promised 'exciting' news at its annual budget meeting earlier this month.

Lord Street has remained largely unoccupied since the old bus station was knocked down in 2002.

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