£300 million leisure development set for Blackpool
Plans for the biggest single investment in Blackpool for more than a century are unveiled today.
The £300 million Blackpool Central development will bring world-class visitor attractions to a landmark site on the famous Golden Mile. A range of indoor attractions will be built, including the UK’s first flying theatre, the world’s first multimedia exhibition of its kind and the most advanced virtual reality experience on an epic scale.
The development will also include new hotels, restaurants, food market, event square, residential apartments and multi-storey parking.
A legal contract with developers at the current Central Station site, a short walk from the famous Golden Mile, has now been agreed and signed off which means work on the 17 acre plot can now get underway.
A planning application for a new car park, the first important stage of works on site, is expected to be submitted at the end of this year
It is estimated that the development will attract 600,000 additional visitors a year with a combined annual spend of £75m. It will also create 1,000 new jobs for people in Blackpool.