Southport development receives pre-development funding

The Liverpool City Region is to sign off £2.3m in pre-development funding to enable the progress of the Marine Lake Events Centre project in Southport.

At £75m, the all-purpose centre represents a huge investment for Sefton Council, which has made it the main project within its £37.5m Town Deal.

The plans feature a new venue with a 1,200-capacity auditorium, exhibition space and co-working areas. A water, light and sound attraction would also be delivered at the marine lake.

VP worked with HOK to deliver the CGIs as part of the concept and presentation for the Southport Town Deal