Do you ever travel past the closed multi storey car park along Battery Green Road and wonder what’s going on there?
Well last month, we hired the design team to work on future uses for this site. From the moment we had the first meeting it was clear they were very excited to get going and create a detailed design for the car park. The project team will help bring to life the plans for a new leisure facility at the vacant car park as well a cultural space and restaurant at the Marina Centre.
The project, known as the Cultural Quarter, is one of five regeneration projects which are detailed within the Town Investment Plan, with these projects receiving £24.9m from the Government’s Towns Fund to help makes places better for current and future generations.
The design team working on the Cultural Quarter project is led by Norwich-based architects Chaplin Farrant, working in partnership with a design studio called Hemingway Design. Both teams have extensive knowledge of Lowestoft and have previously worked on the Eastern Edge beach hut development, East Point Pavilion refurbishments, The former Post Office, and the First Light Festival.
The project has engaged with those who live and work in the area which has allowed people to tell us what they wanted in the town centre, we listened, and we are acting on this. The feedback was to provide more things to do, places to meet others, activities for when its wet and for the town to look cared for. The design team will take on board all the comments received and will create new uses for the space. After a year of hard work securing the funding from government, the project has taken the next step, with drawings on the horizon, we are excited for what’s to come.
Watch this space for the when the design drops!
For more information on the appointment of the Marina Theatre design team please click here