Rob Miller, head of property and development at BEC, said following the submission of a planning application, the company was now turning its attention to detailed layout and fit out needs
He said: “Start-ups and expanding disruptive creative businesses can have different workplace needs to established commercial firms.
“Locating your business in the right environment can be make or break and we want to help ‘make’ as many local success stories as possible by providing them with a space to thrive in.
“Rather than be prescriptive about what we can offer, we invite interested businesses to tell us what you need now – and we can build it in and deliver the right end result for our future tenants.”
Sellafield Ltd is supporting the Buzz Station with strategic support and £2.6m investment.
Jamie Reed, head of community and development at Sellafield Ltd, said: “Ensuring access to long term, sustainable incomes for people in West Cumbria is a key component of our Social Impact Strategy.
“Central to this is creating a culture where entrepreneurs and business start-ups can flourish.
“The bus station development will provide a modern working environment where creative businesses can connect, collaborate, and thrive together.”
BEC is hosting an event on September 11 between 11am and 1.30pm at the Beacon Portal in Whitehaven so ideas can be fed into the development of the Buzz Station.