Morecambe’s Polo Tower to get new lease of life?
A Morecambe-based designer has put forward plans to the town’s council and the landowners to transform the Polo Tower into a high-tech landmark.
The Polo Tower, originally was in Blackpool Pleasure Beach operating as an observation tower ride called The Space Tower. However, a few years before The Big One rollercoaster was opened, Space Tower was removed from the park and relocated to Frontierland in Morecambe under the same name.
Once Frontierland closed in 2000, the Polo Tower as it was known, has remained prominent in the closed park as a telephone mast, as it could not be removed before the lease expires in 2013.
Now designer; Robert Aitken wants to transform the former former Observation Tower into an Interactive digi-tower, which broadcasts images and messages with a digital telescope. He claims the structure could be as popular as nearby Blackpool Tower – however the current landowner Morrisons Supermarkets Plc have yet to comment on the plans for the site.
Councillor Janice Hanson, cabinet member with responsibility for regeneration, has high hopes for the idea for the site, after saying:
“The city council welcomes anything which contributes to the debate on the future of the Frontierland site and the Polo Tower.
“This is a key site for the regeneration of Morecambe and the council will be publishing ideas over the next few months as part of the Morecambe area action plan.”
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