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New multi-complex plans revealed for IoM capital

The proposed 'Quayside North' complex in Douglas. Photo: JLL group

Plans have been submitted for a new large-scale redevelopment in the capital of the Isle of Man.

Lord Street car park on North Quay, Douglas is the site for the proposed 'Quayside North' complex.

American real estate group JLL revealed plans to build an 80-bed Travelodge hotel, a seven screen Omniplex cinema, a number of restaurant/bar/café units, 20 residential apartments and over 300 car parking spaces

They also want to restore the Lord Street bus interchange, where originally stood a bus station until demolition in 2002.

The old Lord Street bus station on North Quay, 1995. Credit: Manx National Heritage

Work could begin in early 2019, with a planning application to be submitted this summer.

Douglas Borough Council Leader David Christian announced in his annual budget meeting this month that plans would soon be released to the public for the site.

Chief Minister Howard Quayle MHK is due to speak about the redevelopment later this afternoon to the press.