Construction work is finally completed on a £1.6 million community building in Skegness, contractor G F Tomlinson reveals.
Work on the long-awaited Tower Gardens Pavillion began in May 2019, following the demolition of the existing building that lay dormant since 2007.
Craig Stopper, framework construction manager at G F Tomlinson, said: “We’re thrilled that works on the Tower Gardens Pavilion are now complete, giving a once neglected space in the heart of Skegness a revival.
“Throughout the project, we have seen a positive response from the community who have played a huge part in bringing the site back to life. Now complete, we hope it will provide an enjoyable and inclusive space for both local residents and visitors to the seaside town.”
The original pavilion dates back to 1879 and historically was Skegness’ largest dance and concert venue.
Now that construction is complete, the pavilion will become a mixed-use community building with event space, Council offices and a café.
Skegness Town Council led the £1.6m project with support from the local community throughout the process. The Council’s offices at the new Tower Garden Pavillion are set to open in April.
Commenting on the project, Town clerk Steve Larner said: “It is so exciting to actually have the building and know the Council’s plans are coming to life. For us though, it is where the hard work begins as we have to turn plans and visions into reality.”
Craig adds: “This building is simply a fantastic resource for the community, with the café and hall looking amazing. Everyone here is thrilled to be taking this forward and can’t wait to get the building open later this year.”