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Heysham Port, Lancashire

The Port of Heysham is in North West England facing the Irish Sea offering superb views of the coast. The port is a hive of activity and would provide the perfect backdrop for portside filming.

Reference Code : HEY01

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Tags

  • Location - North West
  • Industrial - Internal
  • Industrial - Warehouse
  • Offices - External
  • Offices - Internal
  • Ports/Canals - Port

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An aerial view of Heysham Port

Description

The Port of Heysham was established in 1904 offering routes to both the Isle of Man and Ireland. Now the port handles both freight and passenger ships and as such has both large amounts of waiting freight and a passenger terminal on-site. Additionally the port’s original control tower and lighthouse still remain

Heysham’s nuclear power station provides a unique backdrop and on a clear day Heysham offers superb views with views of the Lake district to the north and Blackpool to the south.

Location

The Port of Heysham sits on the North West coast of England facing the Irish Sea. Junction 34 of the M6 is located approximately 7.5 miles away and the town of Lancaster is only 6 miles from Heysham.

The site is served by its own railway station which provides a service to Lancaster which is situated on the West Coast Main Line.

Restrictions

  • Strict security on site due to ISPS regulations and neighbouring nuclear plant.
  • Filming cannot interfere with primary operation of the site.
  • Wind may be a problem due to location of site.
  • Public right of way open on the west float.

Accessibility

Levels of access vary throughout the site.

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Site Information

Local amenities

Police
Morecambe Police Station (4.5 miles/7.2km)
Hospital
Royal Lancaster Infirmary (7 miles/11.3km)
Fire
Morecambe Fire Station (3.9 miles/6.3 km)

Services

Electricity
Yes
Gas
No
Internet
Yes
Mains Water
Yes
Telephone
Yes

Utilities

On-site catering
No
On-site parking
Yes
On-site security
Yes

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