£3.5m revamp for complex struck by fire

An artist's impression of the new facilities opening at Southview Leisure Park in May 2015.
An artist's impression of the new facilities opening at Southview Leisure Park in May 2015.

A leisure complex in Skegness is nearing the end of a £3.5m-plus refurbishment following a devastating fire at the site last year.

Caravanners in the town were left reeling after a fire ripped through Southview Leisure Park, in Burgh Road, on September 18.

Staff and members of the public look on in September 2014 as fire rages through the Southview Leisure Complex in Skegness. Photo supplied.

Staff and members of the public look on in September 2014 as fire rages through the Southview Leisure Complex in Skegness. Photo supplied.

Fortunately, no one was hurt in the blaze which caused significant damage to the restaurant, bar and swimming pool areas.

At its height, eight crews from Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue were on the scene battling the outbreak.

A spokesman for the fire service said at the time there was significant fire damage to 75 percent of the 
complex.

The park, however, managed to re-open the following day, making a number of alternative arrangements for guests.

Now, less than six months later, the site has undergone a major refurbishment.

Park Resorts which owns the site has invested more than £3.5m in the work.

It will see a new swimming pool with Jacuzzi, flume, sauna and a new ‘changing room village’ opening for the start of the holiday season on March 20, with a new bar and restaurant opening in time for the May half-term.

The refurbishment also includes a fully equipped gym with all new equipment.

Paul Chapman, general manager of Southview Leisure Park, said: “We would like to thank all of our holiday makers, owners and the local community for their continued support and patience since the fire 
occurred.

“We are extremely proud of the new facilities and we look forward to welcoming guests, old and new to experience our new and improved 
park.”

Visit www.park-resorts.com for the latest news and developments on the 
park.