A new life-saving centre for the RNLI is planned as part of a package to transform Bournemouth seafront.
An £18.2 million cash injection is set to redevelop Bournemouth for the next 3 years as part of the government’s ‘Levelling Up’ scheme. The redevelopment of the existing building at Joseph Steps into a new RNLI lifeguard training and education centre as well as a community hub for everyone to enjoy.
The plan is to rebrand Bournemouth as being one of the best seafronts in the world. Deputy leader of development and growth within Bournemouth Christchurch and Poole, Philip Broadhead said: “This money will help improve seafront infrastructure and public spaces, ensuring it meets the needs and expectations of current and future generations.”
Also included in the plans will be a water sports and leisure facility as well as repairs to the pier and stabilisation works on East Cliff. This would allow the promenade to re open and down the line a new cliff lift could be reintroduced.
The upgrades will also generate more opportunities for residents.
Councillor Toby Johnson, Lead Member for Levelling Up scheme said,”The economic benefits through these projects will open up further investment opportunities, creating more jobs for our residents along the way and improving people’s health and wellbeing with more opportunities to get outside and enjoy our outstanding seafront.”
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