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.
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.”