WYRE DOCK VISION UNVEILED TO INTERNATIONAL AUDIENCE
May 2019: The Owners of the Port of Fleetwood, Associated British Ports, created a new business entity earlier this year to manage the company’s diverse real estate portfolio. ABP's Property Development is headed by Sebastian Bull as Managing Director. He was formerly CFO of the company until February this year and has extensive real estate experience working with More London Development Ltd. prior to joining ABP.
Wyre Dock Development Ltd. has maintained dialogue with ABP both directly and indirectly and is aware that the port of Fleetwood figures high on the list of priorities that this new property group is charged with tackling. Meetings in London and Fleetwood have taken place in the past three months to determine options that ABP Property Development is considering for their Fleetwood holdings. Understandably these take into account the conceptual Fleetwood Quays scheme of Wyre Dock Development and attendant rail transport link which remains of singular importance for the town and strategic new investment.
Wyre Dock Development is currently awaiting strategic decisions by ABP’s property company and its new team on immediate steps which will transform Fleetwood’s riverfront sites in urgent need of holistic regeneration.
April 2019: Fleetwood Quays, the bold vision to transform a large area of Fleetwood’s dockland was presented at the world’s leading commercial property investment event. Liverpool architects Brock Carmichael highlighted the scheme on behalf of Wyre Dock Developments at the prestigious MIPIM conference in Cannes, France alongside other major, waterfront regeneration projects in the north west from Peel Holdings and North Cheshire Council.
Director John Woodman said, “The valuable platform presented by Brock Carmichael at MIPIM resulted in contacts during the conference which we are following up individually at this time. Understandably given current uncertainty surrounding the UK's relationships in Europe - there is a certain caution by business and investors on commitments to groundbreaking new developments. However there are many positives for Fleetwood as a coastal town and these have been further underlined by the recently published House of Lords Select Committee on Seaside Towns. Additionally Wyre Dock Development continues to engage with private sector partners in the essential rail link reconnecting Fleetwood to the national rail network- and potentially utilising new power technology applications."
June 2018: The management team from Beijing Construction & Engineering Group International (UK) Ltd visited Fleetwood and Wyre Dock on May 25th at invitation of Wyre Dock Development Ltd. The first engagement was a meeting with Cat Smith MP and colleagues from the Fleetwood constituency office on Lord Street. BCEGI Lead Director Dongwen Yu and his colleagues, Gary Bradwell and Ono Odudu are pictured with Ms Smith on the Wyre Dock proposals by Wyre Dock Development Ltd and Fleetwood's economic objectives.