report by Rachel Howarth,
Senior reporter, Lancs.live
The team behind one of Morecambe’s most iconic buildings is staying positive about the building’s future, despite taking a financial knock during the coronavirus pandemic.
Professor Vanessa Toulmin, chair of the Morecambe Winter Gardens Preservation Trust, has said that plans are in place to help reopen the building as soon as it is safe to do so to help recuperate some of the losses faced from a lack of visitors.
The building had not yet opened its doors to the public this year when the UK Government put in place strict regulations to prevent the spread of coronavirus as the season only officially begins in April.
With running costs of around £3,000 per month before the doors are even open, Prof Toulmin said that the trust has taken a blow as the building is now bringing in no income.
The exterior of the Winter Gardens in Morecambe