Morecambe’s ex-newspaper office to be knocked down

The former Visitor office, Morecambe.
The former Visitor office, Morecambe.
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Work will begin on demolishing most of the old Visitor building next month.

Work will begin on the Victoria Street site on October 19. All of the back extensions of the former home of the town’s newspaper will be knocked down, leaving just the front section formerly used as the reception and upstairs offices.

Galloway’s Society for the Blind bought the 19th Century building in 2013 and want to part re-build, part-convert it into an £1m facility for local blind and visually impaired people.

The Visitor and Lancaster Guardian newspapers moved to a new office on Northgate, White Lund, in 2014.