An upgraded coach park is the first step in a wider development scheme for Laxey village centre, according to the chairman of the Laxey Regeneration Committee.
Work commenced this week to resurface the coach park on Mines Road and install a dedicated pedestrian area, seating and an information point.
The work will not prevent pedestrians or vehicles using the existing routes on Mines Road, and all businesses will remain open and accessible.
Committee chairman Steve Rodan SHK said: ‘The coach park is an important part of the overall plans for Laxey regeneration.
‘The Committee listened to public feedback from the initial consultation and has responded by selecting improvement schemes that will offer the greatest benefit to the village. The existing coach park does little to welcome our visitors who come to see the many attractions we offer.’
He added: ‘The regeneration scheme will deliver a much improved gateway for visitors and, subject to some land negotiations and funding being agreed, will be followed by the main scheme in autumn which focuses on the Rose Garden and pavement improvements. I would ask that during the work, people continue to support Laxey’s businesses.’
The upgraded coach park is expected to be completed in time for TT fortnight.