May 28, 2019 4.23 pm This story is over 29 months old

Work starts on £1.5m Skegness community hub

A 140-year-old building was demolished to make way for the new site

Construction work has started to build a £1.5 million community hub in Skegness.

It follows the demolition of Skegness Tower Gardens Pavilion, which stood proud in the town for 140 years.

The building was described as structurally unsafe in council planning documents after it was left derelict for a decade.

Due to be completed in January 2020, a new community building has been promised to rejuvenate the town centre gardens and celebrate the historic community purpose of the site.

Tower Gardens Park will have a community hall, cafe, community meeting area and toilet facilities.

Victoria Brambini, managing director at Perfect Circle, said: “The now-demolished pavilion played a vital role in Skegness’ history and growth as a seaside resort in the late 19th century.

“We are delighted to be involved in such a fantastic project that will regenerate the area, directly benefitting the Skegness community with new public spaces, and boosting the town’s tourism industry.

“The construction of a new, modern community hub, as well as landscaping works, at a popular park in the heart of Skegness will go one step further to ensure the beautiful coastal resorts survive and thrive.”

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