An exciting new events area is soon to be created in a prime location on Felixstowe’s seafront.
At a Cabinet meeting in March, it was agreed that the work to Felixstowe’s former boating lake will be completed by Kier Construction Ltd. The work to create an outdoor events area at the yacht pond will begin in April 2016 and is due to be completed during the summer.
The new area will feature a grassed open space and hard standing car park and will serve as a multi-use events space which will function as a car park and picnic area when not required for events.
It is anticipated that the events area could attract fairs, markets and exhibitions to support the local Felixstowe economy.
Cllr TJ Haworth-Culf, cabinet member for Customers, Communities and Leisure, said, “This is a prime location of Felixstowe’s seafront and it’s a shame that the area has been left vacant for this length of time.
“I’m pleased that the works will soon bring this site in line with a number of newly completed projects in Felixstowe and will further help to boost tourism in the town.
“We hope the space will be an attractive and flexible area, suitable for a range of different events and encourage more events to take place on the seafront.”