Modus Architects have won planning permission to demolish and rebuild the horse tram depot on Douglas Promenade in the capital of the Isle of Man.

Modus Architects have won planning permission to demolish and rebuild the horse tram depot on Douglas Promenade in the capital of the Isle of Man. The proposed new building has been designed to replicate the original depot, which was built in 1902. 

 

Jason Moorhouse MHK, Member with responsibility for Public Transport, said:

 

‘The horse trams’ historical and cultural significance play an important role in the life of the promenade, and the layout of the track was given careful consideration during the planning of the new promenade design.

 

‘The horse trams’ historical and cultural significance play an important role in the life of the promenade, and the layout of the track was given careful consideration during the planning of the new promenade design.

 

‘The proposed replacement building is intended to ensure the service continues well into the future by providing modern, fit-for-purpose facilities. It also provides the opportunity to construct a new building that will look almost identical to the depot that was built in 1902 and that clearly relates closely to the historic context of the area.’