New model boating lake and public lido mark mark attempt to return seaside resort to its 1920s heyday

Bowmer & Kirkland have been made preferrred contractor by Neptune Developments for the £35m Phase 2 of their New Brighton scheme on the Wirral.

The first phase of the £60m scheme was completed late last year with an 800-seat Floral Pavilion and Conference Centre. Phase Two includes a new Morrison’s Supermarket, a 66-bed Travelodge hotel, a digital cinema, bars, restaurants, a watersports training centre, a new model boating lake, a public lido and other public spaces, as well as improved public transport links.

New Brighton promenade
Credit: MrPhilDog
Existing promenade

The Marine Lake and the new Promenade and Model Boating Lake are due to be completed by Summer 2010 with the Morrisons Supermarket ready to start fitting-out just after Christmas next year.

The Travelodge, Light Cinema, and some of the leisure buildings should be ready for fit-out by Spring 2011 and the rest of the leisure buildings and the Lido will be completed by Summer 2011.

Neptune Developments Director Rob Mason has said: “We hope the start on site will be a great Christmas present for the people of New Brighton and we would like to thank everyone who has offered their support to our proposals, including Wirral Council.”