Crosby adventure centre tipped for expansion

Sefton Council is seeking approval to remodel and extend Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre, a water sports and visitor centre next to Marine Lake in Waterloo. 

The two-storey visitor building at Crosby Coastal Park offers leisure facilities on the ground floor and hotel rooms on the first floor. 

The project aims to reconfigure the building to better differentiate between the two uses, to maximise existing revenue and create new revenue streams.  

There is “real scope to develop the hospitality offer to meet its true potential and profitability”, according to the architect for the scheme, Manchester-based studio Imagineering Global. 

Under the plans, a 2,200 sq ft conference and events space would be constructed on an area of hardstanding to the west of the building. 

An additional 38-beds across eight rooms would be accommodated within a ‘bunk barn’, constructed on the roof of the building to provide an extra 2,000 sq ft of sleeping space. 

The bunk barn would be designed to accommodate school children, club members, or businesses visiting the centre on trips. Its creation would free up four existing bedrooms to be refurbished. 

Other elements of the project include an entrance lobby, which would provide access for visitors to the newly refurbished bar and restaurant, and an extension to the restaurant in the form of a glazed terrace. 

A full business case was approved last November and the council’s planning committee has recommended the scheme for approval at next week’s committee meeting .

In June, the council approved waterpark developer ADV’s plans for a wake park at Marine Lake.

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