New seafront event space set for summer opening in Felixstowe

Topsoil is now being laid at the new events space on Felixstowe seafront

Topsoil is now being laid at the new events space on Felixstowe seafront - Credit: Archant

Work to create a new events area in Felixstowe is on schedule to be completed this summer.

The new multi-use event space, which will feature a grassed open space, picnic space and a paved area which can be used as a car park, will replace the derelict boating lake and go-kart site.

The base of the lake has now been removed and the concrete area is in the process of being replaced with new material. The dividing wall for the area is expected to be repaired and the rest of the area will soon be levelled.

The area will serve as a multi-use events space which will function as a car park and picnic area when not required for events and is expected to attract fairs, markets and exhibitions to boost the Felixstowe economy.

TJ Haworth-Culf, cabinet member for customers, communities and leisure at Suffolk Coastal District Council, said: “The area is now coming together now and it’s good to see that this once vacant area will soon become an attractive and flexible area on the seafront.

“The works are set to be completed over the summer, and will bring the area in line with a number of newly completed projects in Felixstowe and will help further boost tourism in the town.”