Crossfield Construction has been appointed to deliver the £3.1m redevelopment of Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre.
Liverpool City Region Combined Authority is to fund the project, which will see the creation of new hospitality and event facilities, reception areas, overnight accommodation and upgraded M&E.
The centre is situated at the entrance to Crosby Coastal Park and adjacent to Anthony Gormley’s Another Place installation.
Sefton Council’s cabinet last month signed off on the establishment of a wholly-owned company to manage the operation, having also approved a working capital loan of £500,000 to support its launch.
The proposals designed by Imagineering Global on behalf of Sefton Council involve a new 2,200 sq ft events space to be built on hardstanding o the existing building’s west, while a further 38 bed spaces will be provided in a ‘bunkbarn’.
Mike Macaulay, director of Crossfield Construction, said: “It means a great deal to the team at Crossfield Construction to have been successful in tendering this amazing project, which is flagship for many reasons.
“First and foremost it will truly revive the Coastal Park and the wider area, but with many of our team having grown up in Crosby this project is very close to our hearts. We have an expert team in place whose experience will ensure that we deliver a high quality development for the area.”
Crossfield said it will employ a fully local supply chain, support environmental initiatives and engage with local groups to support vulnerable people and promote the community benefits of the project.
Cllr Ian Maher, leader of Sefton Council, said: “It’s great that work can now begin on what is an amazing tourist and leisure facility in one of Sefton’s most beautiful locations.
“Once refurbished, the Centre will provide a range of even more outstanding services and activities for the local community and visitors to enjoy, as well generating new jobs and training opportunities within Sefton.”
Building work is set to start month and reach completion by autumn this year.