Tasty future set for bus station car park

Artist impression of how the Talbot Road multi-storey car park will look after its �6m refurbishment. Below: Coun Ivan Taylor.
Artist impression of how the Talbot Road multi-storey car park will look after its �6m refurbishment. Below: Coun Ivan Taylor.
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A restaurant is set to become the first tenant in the Talbot Road Car Park following its £6m makeover.

Basrai World Buffet has signed up to move into one of the ground floor units being created in the former bus station beneath the car park.

Coun Ivan Taylor

Coun Ivan Taylor

Meanwhile, two other food outlets are set to take up space in the new council offices also being built as part of the £220m Talbot Gateway Central Business District scheme.

Lunchtime take-away Snack, and another eaterie, whose name has not yet been revealed, have agreed leases.

Coun Ivan Taylor, speaking on behalf of Blackpool Council, said: “We are very pleased there has been a high level of interest in the units at the Talbot Gateway Central Business District site.

“As we work towards completion we will see more contracts being agreed.

“It’s a very exciting time for Blackpool and we are confident the Talbot Gateway Central Business District will help to regenerate and transform the area around Blackpool North train station.”

Raghbir Singh Basrai, owner of the Basrai World Buffet which already has an outlet in Ayre in Scotland, said: “We are looking forward to getting started in Blackpool.

“We are hugely excited about the fantastic changes occurring in Blackpool.”

Richard Beckett, from Snack, said: “We are a local family-run business and we’ve been looking for something like this for some time.

“With the Central Business District scheme there will be a ready made marketplace.

“And with the development of Sainsbury’s, the offices and redevelopment of the car park, we believe the area will become a secondary shopping destination within the town centre after Houndshill.”

Shops and gym are part of scheme

The upgrade of the Talbot Road multi-storey car park will see six retail and leisure units created on the ground floor of the building.

Also being installed are high-tech security measures, improved lighting and new lifts.

It was also recently announced that a gym will be created in the council offices.

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