Construction starts for the Blackpool’s leisure development.

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Plans have been accepted for a £300m Blackpool’s leisure development set for construction next to the Golden Mile. The Blackpool Central scheme will be developed on a joint venture between Developer Nikal and the entertainment business Media Invest Entertainment. The project includes construction of a three indoor entertainment centres, a hotel and restaurants.

The new indoor theme park will comprise of a flying theatre, rides for all the family and the modern immersive virtual reality exposure. It will also include a new main public square for live events, such as sporting events and music concerts. The Blackpool’s leisure development first phase, which received detailed planning comprises a 1,300 area of a multi-storey car park which will be constructed by Dutch firm Ballast Needam. The phase will free up land for other phases which were offered outline planning by Blackpool Council’s Planning Committee.

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The wider vision.

The restoration of heritage and multi storey car park buildings construction is set to start in 2022 and will complete after two years.Nikal together with Media Entertainment Invest Entertainment will arrange a detailed planning application for the broad scheme when construction of the multi-storey car park and Heritage Quarter will be ongoing. The Chief Executive Officer, Nikal Richard Fee stated: “This is a important moment for levelling up Blackpool’s visitor economy after COVID. “Blackpool Central will help accelerate and future-proof the town’s tourism growth. “The lead investor, Alan Murphy, has been behind the scheme from the start and is amazing to see the scheme coming to fruition.
“We have toiled to ensure that the Blackpool’s leisure development will complement Blackpool’s current attractions and broad leisure offer.“The approach will help us to obtain game-changing benefits for Blackpool – drawing in 600,000 more visitors and boosting the spend in the local economy by £75m annually. “We are now looking forward to starting construction for the multi storey car park and Heritage Quarter, which are the catalysts for developing our wider vision.” The project is an important part of the Blackpool Town Deal with£39.5m of government funding support.