A historic Skegness building is one of 77 coastal projects that could be saved – thanks to £3million government funding.
The Pavilion in Tower Gardens is to receive £50,000 for a restoration feasibility study that is is hoped will attract further funding.
The £3m Coastal Revival Fund aims to restore them (historic buildings) to their former gloryCommunities Minister Brandon Lewis
In February, a last-ditch attempt to save it from demolition was made by the Save Tower Gardens Skegness action group.
The group hopes to refurbish the 138 year-old building for use as a venue for local groups, clubs, and organisations.
Members were given a May deadline to present a viable business plan to East Lindsey District Council.
At a meeting in April, Skegness Town Council pledged to “work with groups that bring forward plans that can save the building and bring it back into use.”
The £50,000 has been awarded to Skegness CCT to kick-start restoration work.
Communities Minister Brandon Lewis said today that the Coastal Revival funding will help secure these key seaside attractions “for generations to come”.
He said: “Some of our best-loved buildings are falling into a state of disrepair - the £3million Coastal Revival Fund aims to restore them to their former glory.
“This funding will now kick-start the restoration work for these 77 projects across the country, so they can continue to be enjoyed by local people and tourists alike for generations to come.”
See Wednesday’s Skegness Standard for more on this story.