Water and Leisure Complex Great Yarmouth

Public exhibition for new Water and Leisure Complex in Great Yarmouth: See the designs and have your say

You are invited to a special exhibition to view exciting concept designs for a new destination water and leisure complex planned for Great Yarmouth seafront, which will be a major year-round boost to the flagship coastal resort whilst supporting community health and well-being.

Under the plans by Great Yarmouth Borough Council, the famous Golden Mile is set for a once-in-a-generation investment to benefit the seafront and whole borough for up to 40 years, acting as a catalyst for further investment and an important community hub for the promotion of both indoor and outdoor physical activity.

Significant project development work for the Water and Leisure Complex has already been undertaken with a design team of architects and sports consultants, identifies that a new and improved centre on the same site is better value for money than refurbishing the existing, or re-building in a different location, and also minimises impact on the seafront during works.

Full council has confirmed the site of the existing Marina Centre, on Marine Parade, as the proposed location for the new state-of-the-art facility and is now moving to the next stage of project development, which includes public engagement from Wednesday, March 6 to Tuesday, March 19.

Exhibition boards will be on public display in both the Marina Centre and Gorleston Library throughout the two weeks, with staffed drop-in exhibition sessions as follows:

  • Wednesday, March 6, 11am-3pm – at Marina Centre
  • Thursday, March 7, 11am-7pm – at Marina Centre
  • Thursday, March 14, 11am-7pm – at Gorleston Library

People will also be able to find out more and share their feedback online between March 6 and 19 at www.great-yarmouth.gov.uk/golden-mile

Everyone is invited to attend the drop-in Water and Leisure Complex exhibition sessions and take the opportunity to meet the design team, view the concept designs and artist’s impressions and give vital feedback towards shaping the look and feel of a proposed scheme, which will be subject to formal consultation as part of the planning application process later in the year.

The concept designs reflect the prime seafront location and the council’s ambition to create a truly year-round “anchor attraction”, including two water flumes, a splash pad, confidence water area, learner pool, and a six-lane 25m pool with full disabled access.

The complex will also be equipped with a state-of-the-art health suite with sauna, steam and spa; a 100-station health and fitness gym, indoor climbing facility; fitness and spin studios; soft play area; and a café with fabulous views over the famous beach. The ambition is an environmentally-sustainable landmark building that is sympathetic to the Golden Mile with improved sight lines and linkage to the seafront.

Subject to final agreement from full council and subsequent planning approval, on-site work is currently scheduled to start in winter 2019/20, with the complex open for summer 2021.

For more information or to provide feedback, visit www.great-yarmouth.gov.uk/golden-mile


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