I bought this amazing building 6 years ago saving it from demolition. Working on it full time, using as many reclaimed materials as possible (nearly every building that’s had work done on it in Morecambe has been re-used within this building) to save both money and the environment.
It’s because I’ve managed to restore this historic gem on the smallest of budgets that it allows me to let it to the CIC on a reduced rate. This would not have been possible if there had been massive loans to be paid off. Over the time I have spent on this building there has been a lot of contemplation of what this building could become and what it means to me.
A year ago, I put a video out to try and find a large organisation to take this project on in the lines of my dream. This didn’t happen but I did find a passionate, local man who wanted to build the dream with me. So, we set up Queen’s Market Community Interest Company (a CIC is basically a not for profit, limited company that uses its surplus to benefit the community).