Developers talking to officials
A new development on the site of the old marine laboratory in Port Erin will include a museum-style area in recognition of the area's ecological importance.
The former government research centre was partially destroyed by a fire two years ago.
Developers have touted plans for a new facility incorporating apartments, shops, and bars alongside a historical site.
But they will not reveal any more at this stage.
Delgatie Ltd is currently in talks with planning officials as it prepares blueprints for the site.
Bill Smedley is from the company.