A redeveloped theatre, nature resort, refurbishment of the train station, shop front transformations and much more are all one step closer to development following approval of the town deal projects by the Connected Coast Board and at recent meeting of East Lindsey District Councillors.

Part funded by the Connected Coast Town Deal Funding, Cultural Skegness, cited within the Embassy Theatre will provide additional facilities, whilst utilising the existing structure and resources of the Skegness’ popular theatre.

Coastal land adjacent to the beach at Sandilands near Sutton-on-Sea, will become a nature reserve operated by the National Trust, with accessible walking trails, repurposing of the existing club house to create a new cafe facility, and additional parking bays including EV parking. This £6.36million project will transform an area that isn’t currently utilised to its maximum potential.

Skegness’ Railway Station will undergo extensive refurbishment to enable usage as a community facility which will include a cafe, commercially rentable units, a new ticket office, restrooms and much more, through a partnership with East Midlands Trains.

Shop fronts within Skegness and Mablethorpe will be able to access grant funding to revitalise and enhance their frontages through a project funded in partnership with Heritage Lincolnshire.

The Connected Coast Board have 4 key themes – Connectivity, Education & Skills, Regeneration and Business, all of which are factored into the selection of projects which are proposed to be part funded by Town Deal Funding.

“These projects, recently given the green light at a meeting of East Lindsey District Council, show commitment to development within our area, to offer access to areas of natural beauty, and also further opportunities for our towns and residents.

The facilities offered at all of these sites are welcomed and will become fantastic assets to our local area.”

Chris BaronChair of the Connected Coast board

“The Culture Skegness project, is an incredibly exciting project that will seek to redefine the way that a Theatre engages with its audiences and its wider community. We look forward to delivering this project of National significance, developed from the Scandinavian Culture House concept, resulting in the provision of an exceptional community space that will welcome & support educational opportunity, vocational skills development and improved health & wellbeing. Magna Vitae will seek to work with existing and new partners and friends to take a full and active role within this project.”

Aeneas Richardson & James BrindleExecutive Directors - Magna Vitae

“I’m delighted to that we have given these projects the go ahead for submission to DLUHC. These will be incredible investments in our towns, with partnerships formed with other organisations.”

Councillor Craig LeylandLeader of East Lindsey District Council

An artists impression of the new Skegness Foreshore project.

An artists impression of the new Skegness Foreshore project.

An artists impression of the new Cultural Skegness project.

Submitted plans for the new Cultural Skegness project at The Embassy Theatre.

An artists impression of the new Leisure and Learning hub in Mablethorpe.

Submitted plans for the new Leisure and Learning Hub in Mablethorpe.

Submitted plans for the new Skegness Railway Station.