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Cultural space set to be 'heart of Douglas'

DOI design leader outlines £20m scheme

New designs for a cultural area opposite the Sefton Hotel will be the focal point of the proposed redevelopment of Douglas promenade.

That's according to Keith Podmore, design team leader at the Department of Infrastructure.

He says the new space will be linked to the town's centre via Church Road, creating a pedestrianised area which joins the Villa Marina and Gaiety Theatre.

Plans costing around £20 million pounds were unveiled by the Department  yesterday (10 July), which include an open air theatre, new street furniture and changes to the horse tramway.

Mr Podmore says the cultural space could become a new 'centre' at the heart of the Island's capital:        

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