Blackpool Central developers Nikal Ltd and Media Invest Entertainment are set to submit a planning application for the first stage of the £300m leisure and entertainment complex following a public consultation period.
The submission will go before Blackpool Council this April, and outline redevelopment of the former Central train station as a car park and heritage area, as well as detailing plans for the 127,000 sq ft Chariots of the Gods theme park.
“Blackpool Central will become a major new destination with everything from a new indoor theme park and public square, to hotels, restaurants and a heritage quarter,” said Nikal chair Richard Fee. “This transformational project will bring hundreds of thousands of new visitors to Blackpool and provide a huge boost to the local economy.”
“This first planning application is an important step forward and will see us deliver a new multi-storey car park and the heritage quarter, which will enable us to deliver the future phases.”
If approved, the car park is set to be completed by Q322, while the heritage quarter will welcome guests as of Q124.
Construction of the Chariots of The Gods Entertainment Park will complete by 2026, while the entire site – which will also include two smaller theme parks, a 200- bedroom hotel and 70,000 sq ft public square – is set to be finished by Q229.