February 5, 2019 10.39 am This story is over 31 months old

Skegness high wire adventure work to start

It will open this summer

Work to build one of Britain’s highest urban high wire attractions in Skegness will start this Spring.

As previously reported, the proposed 21-metre high structure was proposed to East Lindsey District Council by the Magna Vitae Trust.

The trust will build the attraction in the Skegness Pool and Leisure Centre off the junction between Grand Parade and Tower Esplanade.

Altitude44 is being developed in association with German company KristallTurm. It is the company’s first project in the UK.

It comprises of four giant-sized platforms within which sit 44 fun obstacles of all different shapes and sizes – all with a seaside theme.

It could open this summer. Photo: Magna Vitae Trust

Full planning permission was given in August 2018. Work is due to start in late spring with completion in time for the summer season.

A new Altitude44 website is also being developed with online bookings opening in advance. Early interest can be registered now by emailing [email protected] .

With this major new attraction included East Lindsey District Council has invested almost £1 million into leisure facilities in Skegness in the last 12 months.

Working with the Magna Vitae Trust for Leisure and Culture the council has refurbished the town’s Pool & Fitness Suite. It has also supported the new “Upstairs at the Embassy” VIP and entertainment function space at the theatre.

A view of the high wire from the proposed new cafe.

A separate investment by Magna Vitae will see the complete refurbishment of the current refreshment kiosk. The new development sits next to the Skegness outdoor pool and the site of the new high wire.

The new eatery will serve authentic stone-baked Italian pizza and is partnering with the Costa ‘Proud to Serve’ brand. It can be accessed from Compass Gardens.

At the site which will be transformed into a major new tourist attraction. Magna Vitae’s Director of Operations Aeneas Richardson, Councillor Steve Kirk and Magna Vitae Chief Executive Mark Humphreys. Photo: Magna Vitae Trust

Portfolio Holder for Coastal Economy at East Lindsey District Council Steve Kirk said: “I’m delighted to see that Altitude44 has been given planning permission. This will provide a brilliant new attraction in Skegness and, I’m sure, will be a unique experience for those who tackle it.

“Although, at nearly 70 feet high, I don’t expect to be one of them anytime soon unless, of course, there is a sizeable donation to the Mayor’s charity first!”

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