A NEW pub restaurant could be built at the Globe Arena after Morecambe FC struck a deal with a top independent pub company.
The League 2 football club have sold half the vacant plot of land at the front of their Westgate stadium and west of Christie Way to Marston’s Inns and Taverns.
The Wolverhampton-based chain own and operate around 500 pubs across England and Wales including the Bellflower at Garstang.
Marston’s are currently preparing a planning application for Lancaster City Council, to go in before the end of March.
They hope to build an 180 cover pub restaurant on the corner of the entrance to Christie Way, on the left-hand side looking from Westgate.
The development will, subject to planning permission, create between 40 and 50 new jobs.
“The club is particularly pleased that the prestigious development on this prominent corner site will bring life to what is currently a vacant piece of land,” said Peter McGuigan, club chairman.
“It will enhance the entrance to the Globe Arena. We hope that it will also be a catalyst in the further development of the land around the Globe Arena and another important milestone in the regeneration of the West End of Morecambe.”
Tina Moorhouse, acquisitions manager from Marston’s, said: “We’re extremely excited about the venture to provide a new pub restaurant alongside Morecambe’s new Globe Arena.
“We look forward to working with the football club and local community to build a great reputation locally. Our proposals are to offer top quality, value for money pub food and a great selection of drinks.”