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Have Your Say on a £300 million leisure development set for Blackpool

The biggest single investment in Blackpool for more than a century.

Blackpool Central is a new world-class leisure development on the Central Station site, just off the famous Golden Mile.

Developers Nikal Ltd and Media Invest Entertainment, have launched a consultation on the plans for Phase 1 of Blackpool Central and they would like you to have your say!

The development will be home to a new indoor theme park including a flying theatre, rides for all the family, the latest immersive virtual reality experience and a rooftop bar.

It will also feature a new major public square for live events, such as music concerts, light shows, sporting events and markets, new hotels and restaurants, a new multi-storey car park and more. 

The new, year-round destination is forecast to attract an additional 600,000 visitors to Blackpool per year, boost annual spend in the town by £75m and create up to 1,000 new jobs.


Blackpool Council is working closely with both parties to help ‘unlock’ this development opportunity which is envisaged to be delivered over several phases.

A planning application is being prepared for phase 1 of the development, which includes a new 1,300 space multi-storey car park which will free up land for future phases and ensure there continues to be appropriate parking provision for visitors to Blackpool and Blackpool residents.

The first phase of the plans will also restore the existing heritage buildings to create a thriving new Heritage Quarter. The Grade II Listed former King Edward VII Picture House will become a new ‘Artisan Food Hall’ which spills out onto new outdoor space for ‘al fresco’ dining. The locally listed King Edward VII pub will be refurbished into a new pub and hotel, creating a modern, family friendly environment offering quality food and beverages. The King Edward VII apartment building will be renovated into a high-quality ‘Aparthotel’ with plenty of character.


The consultation will be open until Wednesday 26th May 2021 and you can get involved by:

  • Filling in the questionnaire in the newsletter that is being distributed to over 9,600 addresses in the area
  • Visiting the website, which includes an online questionnaire
  • Signing up on the website to attend a live webinar and Q&A on Wednesday 12th May 2021, 6pm-7pm
  • Calling 0800 689 1095 or emailing
  • Writing to Freepost HAVE YOUR SAY
  • Follow on social: Blackpool Central (Facebook/Instagram) and @bpoolcentral1 (Twitter)

Following the consultation, Nikal Ltd and Media Invest Entertainment expect to submit a planning application to Blackpool Council in the Summer.