Demolition work will start on a former weekly newspaper office this month as it begins its conversion into a centre for blind people.
As previously reported on HTFP, the Morecambe Visitor’s former office was bought by Galloway’s Society for the Blind, which revealed plans to turn it into a centre of excellence for the visually impaired.
Work will begin at the building, pictured below, on Monday 19 October.
All of the back extensions will be knocked down, leaving just the front section formerly used as the reception and upstairs offices.
The refurbishment of the building by Galloway’s will cost £850,000 and the charity is fundraising towards this.
Following the revamp, the new premises for the charity are set to include facilities for blind people, along with a social enterprise cafe and meeting rooms which can be hired by the community.
The building was up for sale for a number of years by Johnston Press and had an asking price of £350,000, but the company has not revealed what it was sold for.