Work has started to build a new £1.6 million community facility in Skegness.
The new Tower Gardens Community Building will bring new inclusive facilities to the town and enhance the popular Skegness Park.
Work started on the site at the end of May after the demolition of the existing Tower Gardens Pavilion earlier in the year. The project is due for completion in early 2020.
The building will include a multi-purpose function room and events space, a changing places hygiene suite, a kitchen tearoom and café, as well as council offices.
The changing places hygiene suite will have a fully accessible toilet with a hoist, shower, room for two carers and an adult changing table. The tearoom will support the needs of those with dementia using reminiscence prompts with cognitive stimulation throughout the building.
Local residents were consulted throughout the process. Their feedback was incorporated into the design and a competition was held to decide on a name for the new building.
Midlands contractor G F Tomlinson are delivering the design and construction of the building via the Scape Regional Construction framework, for Skegness Town Council.
Town Clerk at Skegness Town Council Steve Larner said: “The new building will be in the heart of the town but at the same time in Tower Gardens which is an important oasis for the community – a place for family time or quiet reflection. We wanted a building that could provide a focal point for community activity in the town and that achievement is now within sight.”