Plans for a multi-million pound revamp of Maryport - that include a proposal to convert a church into a museum and a new e-bike hub - have been revealed.

Allerdale Borough Council is hoping to secure around £14m of the Government’s 'Future High Streets Fund' to transform the town centre.

The draft bid has been drawn up by the regeneration team with support from architects following a public consultation exercise earlier this year.

Credit: Allerdale Borough Council

The council says if they were to be successful, the money would be used to help deliver a number of key projects including:

  • Improving the public realm areas of the town centre, including widening footpaths and installing more benches and seating areas

  • Helping to address the number of vacant units, especially at first floor level

  • Offering grant support for shopfront improvements

  • The creation of space for a market and activities which could be adapted to host things like small music events and a community cinema

  • Bringing The Carlton building back into use by converting it into an events space and a shared working area

  • Converting Christ Church into museum/gallery space

  • Revamping the Wave Centre into an activity base offering gym space, clip and climb, soft play, swimming, a café, an e-bike hub and more.

The local authority say they are welcoming feedback on the plans and have put togethera video to explain the proposals.

The deadline for comments is June 14.