The site of the former Cornwall Car Centre is being marketed as a development opportunity for an Eden Project-themed 'aparthotel' named Project Eden.

Planning permission to demolish the existing building in Dracaena Avenue and erect a three-storey holiday apartment block was granted in December 2018.

Owner Mark Fernihough, director of Prosper Property, is seeking a buyer for the site "as it is," with the potential to develop it into holiday apartments.

Hospitality consultant MRP Group is marketing the site as 'Project Eden' – with the potential to build a mix of 19 one and two bedroom apartments and ground floor office space.

An MRP Group spokesperson said: "Project Eden is perfect for leisure travellers looking to stay in a well-connected and popular tourist destination in Cornwall.

"Falmouth is known for its stretches of beaches, historical sites and festivals. Additionally, the Eden Project is less than an hour drive and features one of the greatest collections of plant life in the UK."

Max Thorne, chief executive of the MRP Group, said: "We are delighted to have been able to assist the owners Prosper Property, in successfully entering into exclusive heads of terms for the sale of this aparthotel development site.

“The site is currently home to Cornwall Car Centre which will be demolished and replaced with the new three-storey development.

"Falmouth is a great location to serve both tourists and the professional market. Its central location on the main road into Falmouth also overlooks the River and Marina.

"This is a fantastic opportunity for the town and the purchaser to be one of the first purpose-built aparthotels in a popular local market."

MRP Group focuses on consulting hospitality projects including 'aparthotels', which allow guests to book short stays at serviced apartments.