Blackpool Council have announced plans for a significant £300 million leisure development in the central area of the seaside resort, a short distance from the Golden Mile. It represents the biggest single investment in Blackpool in more than a century.
The plan includes space for new restaurants, a food market, event square, hotels, a multi-storey car park and residential apartments. There will also be additional attractions such as the UK’s first flying theatre, the world’s first multimedia exhibition of its kind and an advanced virtual reality experience.
Renovations to the former Blackpool Central Station (once the busiest train station in the world at its peak) is due to start in 2020, with the remaining phases of development carried out over a 8-9 year period.
It is hoped that the project will create around 1,000 new jobs once completed, bringing an additional 600,000 visitors a year to the resort with an annual spend of £75 million. This development will represent a significant boost to Blackpool’s economy.
The proposed theme for the site is ‘Chariots of the Gods’ (COTG) which is a series of novels written by Eric Von Däniken in the 1960s and 1970s, based upon unsolved mysteries of the past, such as the pyramids of Egypt and Mexico, ancient cave drawings, the monuments of Easter Island and alien visitors.
The project is a collaboration between Nikal Limited, and Media Invest Entertainment, which owns the intellectual property rights of Chariots Of The Gods.
For more information on the project, click here: Blackpool Central Development
10 December 2018