The growth of coastal resorts - Morecambe

  • Morecambe flagship developments
  • Fieldwork which can be undertaken
  • Model of a UK seaside resort in decline
  • Morecambe comparison with the model of a UK seaside resort in decline
  • To what extent has Morecambe shown signs of rejuvenation?
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AS Geography 15th May 2010
Coasts Revision
Fieldwork & Research: The growth of coastal resorts
AIM
To investigate and understand how coastal settlements have developed over time
MORECAMBE FLAGSHIP DEVELOPMENTS
Midland Hotel (Conferences, high calibre accommodation)
Westend Regeneration project (half rent/half buy)
The Platform (Arts/Culture, Pyramid centre, Bands/Comedians)
The Tern Project (focused on the ecology of the site)
The Stone Jetty (large scale sea defence with tourist activities on e.g. Maze)
FIELDWORK TO BE UNDERTAKEN
Land use map of tourist attractions and facilities
Building survey on the age of buildings to establish the spatial pattern of the
resorts growth
Visitor surveys ­ Interviews/Questionnaires
Pedestrian count
Traffic Count
Car Parking survey
Retail survey
MODEL OF A UK SEASIDE RESORT IN DECLINE
Chris Cartwright

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AS Geography 15th May 2010
Coasts Revision
MORECAMBE COMPARISON WITH THE MODEL OF A UK SEASSIDE RESORT
IN DECLINE
Similarities Differences
Congested Road ­ On street Parking Morecambe's pier redeveloped
Fish tail groynes Large Artificial Bay
Camping & Caravan Park Direct trains
Guest Houses No Bungalows
Park and Pleasure gardens No Lido
Paddling Pool No Funfair
B&Bs Soft Engineering on Groynes
Large Hotel on Seafront B&Bs declining
Old Station redeveloped into pub &
restaurant, Cinema & Indoor Market
TO WHAT EXTENT IS MORECAMBE SHOWING SIGNS…read more

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AS Geography 15th May 2010
Coasts Revision
New small business set ups
New age specific parks
Street fountains & Picture frame
New cafe and public toilet
Brand new Flat developments
Platform ­ Arts & Culture
Chris Cartwright…read more

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