Plans for Grand Central in Skegness approved

The Grand Central in Skegness is to be demolished and replaced with a new leisure complex. ANL-160930-165753001

The Grand Central in Skegness is to be demolished and replaced with a new leisure complex. ANL-160930-165753001

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Plans to demolish a former entertainments centre on the Skegness seafront and replace it with a new leisure complex have been approved.

The Grand Central Complex shut its doors along Grand Parade after the New Year celebrations and has remained unused throughout the season.

Owners Empire Skegness Ltd (Bell Leisure) submitted plans to East Lindsey District Council in August to demolish the building and replace it with a new facility.

The plans were approved by ELDC planning committee on Wednesday. Owner Brian Bell, who owns the Lucky Strike Complex and Waterfront Restaurant next door, plans to link the two buildings with a bridge. On the first floor there will be 10-pin bowling lanes with bar and glazed sliding doors to permit coastal views.

The former Rhinos Nightclub is to be a restaurant with bar area, also with sea views. A single entertainment venue will also be on the upper level.

Portfolio Holder for Coastal Economy, Coun Steve Kirk said; “Yet again this is another example of businesses believing in the coast and wanting to invest in the area to secure future prosperity. I am particularly delighted that it is a local business man with strong local connections to the coast.”