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Green light for Southport Events Centre

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Southport’s new Marine Lake Events Centre has reached a milestone after it was approved by Sefton Council’s Planning Committee.

Construction work, led by main contractor Kier, on the state-of-the-art, £73M venue is set to start on site, this summer.

Based on the site of the former Southport Theatre, the Marine Lake Events Centre will be a flexible events space. It is expected to bring more than half a million new visitors to Southport each year and generate an annual £18M boost for the local economy.

Sefton Council’s Planning Department said it worked closely with the project’s architects and specialists during the pre-planning phase to make sure the eventual application was of the best quality possible.

The Marine Lake Events Centre is one of the schemes being developed as a result of the successful bid for £37.5M of Town Deal funding for Southport. A significant proportion of this funding is for the Events Centre, as well as for the Light Fantastic, a water, light and sound show in the neighbouring Marine Lake.

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