New state-of-the-art Ebb & Flo watersports centre in Cleethorpes approved
A new state-of-the-art watersports centre – set to be built on Cleethorpes seafront – has been officially approved.
The centre will be built on the site of the former Savoy amusement arcades by local watersports company, Ebb & Flo, and will include a cafe, restaurant, shop, and watersports activities like kayaking and paddle boarding.
It will also feature a unique three-storey design that will allow it to be packed up and moved as sea levels in Cleethorpes rise.
Made out of shipping containers with a glass front that looks out onto the beach, it is hoped that the new building will attract more tourists to the area.
The planning application reads: “This building will create a vibrant and exciting mixed-use development that combines Ebb & Flo’s watersports activities, café, first floor flexible venue and lettable units for rent to complementary businesses.
“The building will be constructed using modular shipping containers provided by a local manufacturing firm which will create a demountable building that can adapt to future rising sea-levels.”
The new watersports centre also appears to be supported by neighbours, with one commenting on the application: “I believe this development proposal is absolutely fantastic for the North Promenade and the Cleethorpes area.
“Through this investment it will help in showcasing Cleethorpes as a place of innovation, sustainability and place more people will want to live and work.
“You can tell a lot of thought and consideration has gone into this through its design and clever use of sustainable materials. I believe this will shine a light on a dilapidated and under-valued part of Cleethorpes and be the lead in hopefully encouraging others to follow suit in regenerating the North Promenade!”
Another neighbour said: “I think what Ebb & Flo have done for our community in Cleethorpes is excellent. They have brought fitness, activity, fun and leisure to our area.
“They are popular and ethical. The proposed buildings are attractive and I believe fit really well with the direction I would like to see our area move to.”