Lowestoft Council confirms “incredibly exciting” operator for East Point Pavilion

East Point Pavilion Lowestoft regeneration
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East Suffolk Council has announced work will begin on the £720,000 refurbishment of Lowestoft’s East Point Pavilion in January, with full reopening set for Easter 2022.


When completed, the Towns Fund-backed project, led by Hudson Architects and supported by Hemingway Design, will become home to an “incredibly exciting” new night-time destination.

“Following a delay caused in part by inflation in the construction sector, we are now out to tend for a contractor for the refurbishment work,” said a council spokesperson. “It is our intention to award the contract in December, with work starting in January for an Easter opening.”

“We are aware that there has been some vandalism and are including this as part of the general repairs and refurbishment. We will shortly be unveiling the operator for this venue, which will be an incredibly exciting addition to the town’s growing night-time economy.”

The Pavilion, first opened in 1993, ceased operating in 2016, and has since been the target of vandalism and neglect.

However council planners agreed proposals to revamp the seafront landmark in October 2020, with the site visited recently by Arts Council England leaders in order to hear the local authority’s “ambitious plans for cultural regeneration.”

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