A brand new leisure complex in Skegness could be getting an expansion before it is even fully built according to plans from the site’s owners.
The Sky Pier, a four storey leisure location on Grand Parade was first approved by East Lindsey District Council in 2010 and is still only partially built. It has been revealed that owner Taj Bola has now submitted a new planning application that would see an expansion of the original design including an extra fifth floor.
The latest proposals would see the construction of various amenities, an observation deck and a museum. Bola has claimed that the latest additions are part of a concentrated effort to bring a broad visitor experience to Skegness.
“Skegness has been growing very fast and in an exciting direction and we believe the quality of use and visitor experiences will help the resort grow in the direction we all expect it to,” he said.
“The Sky Pier is a golden opportunity to put ourselves far above and beyond other resorts. We are passionate about what we do and other businesses are also rising to the challenge.”
Neighbouring businesses have claimed that the site’s expansion would be to the detriment of the local area, but councillors have disagreed.
Recommending approval for the expansion, a report stated: “The site forms an important role in the development of the seafront of Skegness and is an important site in terms of regeneration of the town.”