Two ruined buildings in Whitehaven are set for demolition

The work is expected to be completed within 12 weeks. Credit: Copeland Borough Council

Work is planned to start next week to demolish two ruined buildings on Whitehaven harbourside.

Copeland Council have confirmed that after a long discussion, the owners are set to demolish Mark House and parts of The Park nightclub.

Mike Starkie, Mayor of Copeland says he is delighted that work will finally begin:

Britain’s Energy Coast (BEC) is working in partnership with Copeland Council and Whitehaven Harbour Commissioners on the North Shore redevelopment project.

Mark House, a former revenue and benefits office, closed in 2004, and The Park had its last night on New Year's Eve 2005.

Work will begin on Monday 24 July and is expected to be completed within 12 weeks.