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It can hardly have been sold by Braddan Commissioners if they are claiming to have known nothing about it till today (it's just inside Braddan, though part of the glen is in Santon). Wiki has more detail than you would normally expect, but may be out of date for the previous ownership. The press release was issued last October, though the sale went through in the summer:

 

Heritage Great Britain acquires Port Soderick, Isle of Man.

 

27th October 2015

 

Port Soderick is a small hamlet to the south of Douglas, capital of the Isle of Man, once famed for its pleasure grounds and beach, and represents a unique coastal development opportunity.

 

In summer 2015 Heritage Great Britain acquired this privately owned bay and, with its unique experience of rejuvenating the rural landscapes of tourist sites such as John O'Groats and the summit of Snowdon, Heritage Great Britain is now working with award-winning Isle of Man architects and Isle of Man government officials to bring Port Soderick back to life for the local economy in the new millennia.

 

Heritage Great Britain sees this project as being yet another venture that will be developed with the highest quality in mind.

but seems to have been missed locally (obviously they were unaware of the need to spoon-feed the Manx media).

 

It seems a very odd purchase if you look at the other properties in Heritage Great Britain's portfolio, which seem mainly to consist of such iconic properties as Land's End (which they purchased off a certain Mr Graham Ferguson Lacey) which was their first property; the Snowdon Mountain Railway and the Needles. They do seem to have been branching out into franchised kid's stuff (the Shaun the Sheep Experience, anyone?), but Port Soderick World seems less likely to be a winner.

 

They're based in Liverpool, though I can't see a connection with the Peel Group, which would be the first reaction from that address. The words about "working with [...] Isle of Man government officials to bring Port Soderick back to life for the local economy in the new millennia" are strange as well and not just for the implication of a several thousand year Reich. Is this DED money being poured down another abortive project?

Don't forget there is £10 million available this year for developing the IOM economy.

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could be good news for MV Karina

 

Yes, and also the Scarlett and Santon Scooter Scrambling Club - Secretary Steve Stansfield - who aim to resurrect the Hillclimb event of the early 70's.

 

I can remember my elder sister walking us TBT's there across the Pully golf course, past Kewaige school, up past to the 'real' Fairy Bridge, down to the tin shed that sold pop at Oakhill bridge and then along Marine Drive (before the stabit yard was comissioned) down to the Glen. About a 7 mile round trip from Braddan.

 

It really doesn't seem like 45 years ago. Time and Tide...

 

 

TBT.

 

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It is great news though in all seriousness, they could possibly buy The Castle Mona Hotel as well to avoid us loosing that too. Does anybody know why the Manx National Heritage dont acquire these sites to retain our heritage? Dolla probably??

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could be good news for MV Karina

 

Yes, and also the Scarlett and Santon Scooter Scrambling Club - Secretary Steve Stansfield - who aim to resurrect the Hillclimb event of the early 70's.

 

I can remember my elder sister walking us TBT's there across the Pully golf course, past Kewaige school, up past to the 'real' Fairy Bridge, down to the tin shed that sold pop at Oakhill bridge and then along Marine Drive (before the stabit yard was comissioned) down to the Glen. About a 7 mile round trip from Braddan.

 

It really doesn't seem like 45 years ago. Time and Tide...

 

 

TBT.

 

Edit:sp.

 

wow ! classic bit of cine there, love it laugh.png

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It can hardly have been sold by Braddan Commissioners if they are claiming to have known nothing about it till today (it's just inside Braddan, though part of the glen is in Santon). Wiki has more detail than you would normally expect, but may be out of date for the previous ownership. The press release was issued last October, though the sale went through in the summer:

 

Heritage Great Britain acquires Port Soderick, Isle of Man.

 

27th October 2015

 

Port Soderick is a small hamlet to the south of Douglas, capital of the Isle of Man, once famed for its pleasure grounds and beach, and represents a unique coastal development opportunity.

 

In summer 2015 Heritage Great Britain acquired this privately owned bay and, with its unique experience of rejuvenating the rural landscapes of tourist sites such as John O'Groats and the summit of Snowdon, Heritage Great Britain is now working with award-winning Isle of Man architects and Isle of Man government officials to bring Port Soderick back to life for the local economy in the new millennia.

 

Heritage Great Britain sees this project as being yet another venture that will be developed with the highest quality in mind.

but seems to have been missed locally (obviously they were unaware of the need to spoon-feed the Manx media).

 

It seems a very odd purchase if you look at the other properties in Heritage Great Britain's portfolio, which seem mainly to consist of such iconic properties as Land's End (which they purchased off a certain Mr Graham Ferguson Lacey) which was their first property; the Snowdon Mountain Railway and the Needles. They do seem to have been branching out into franchised kid's stuff (the Shaun the Sheep Experience, anyone?), but Port Soderick World seems less likely to be a winner.

 

They're based in Liverpool, though I can't see a connection with the Peel Group, which would be the first reaction from that address. The words about "working with [...] Isle of Man government officials to bring Port Soderick back to life for the local economy in the new millennia" are strange as well and not just for the implication of a several thousand year Reich. Is this DED money being poured down another abortive project?

Don't forget there is £10 million available this year for developing the IOM economy.

 

If there is some money going in then it buys an equity stake with what looks to be a potentially excellent partner.

 

I'd say the way forward down there would be new building with commercial (pub/restaurant perhaps with some sort of play area) on the ground floor and a mix of residential/holiday let's on the upper parts.

Good luck to them.

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At a time when residents on the island are dwindling and money circulating around the local economy is falling off a cliff anyone who wants to pay big money for anything on the rock at the moment need balls of steel.

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