Plans for a £12million redevelopment of Mablethorpe Station Sports Centre have been submitted.
East Lindsey District Council’s proposals for the Station Road facility will see a new “Leisure and Learning Hub” created including a four-lane 25 metre swimming pool with changing village, an adventure play area, multi-purpose rooms, studios, fitness suites, cafe and external playground.
According to documents submitted to the authority’s planning portal, around 78 car parking spaces will be provided, including nine disabled spaces. A total of 16 cycle spaces will also be included.
The new centre will hire 16 full-time equivalent employees, three times as many as currently.
It will open 7am-10pm Monday to Friday and 7am-8pm Saturday and Sundays according to the documents.
The project has been part funded by the by the government’s £3.6billion Towns Fund initiative.
The proposals have been developed by the council, along with Magna Vitae and leisure development specialist Alliance Leisure.
It is hoped the new build will meet the needs of local people, have the right mix of facilities and be affordable to the local population as well as generating enough income to make it sustainable for years to come.
ELDC’s Town Funding has gone to a series of initiatives as part of the “Connected Coast” project.
They also include a new nature reserve at Sandilands near Sutton-on Sea, revitalisation of shop fronts in Skegness and Mablethorpe and a new Cultural Skegness project at the Embassy Theatre.
More information is available at www.StationSportsMablethorpe.co.uk.
East Lindsey District Council has been approached for further comment.