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Job-creating leisure venue lined up for Odeon Cinema site

A job-generating plan to convert an Odeon cinema in Blackpool into a family leisure centre, which would aspect food stuff and consume models, has been lined up for approval.

Applicant Austringer Capital would like to change the Odeon at Pageant Leisure Park, Rigby Street, into a venue which would give a vary of indoor activity, recreation or health makes use of, alongside with two independently accessed foods and drink models. 

The application sets out that the leisure use will be occupied by a single “household-orientated” leisure operator. 

A ‘Statement of Intent’ describes the variety of probable employs for clarity which includes bowling, trampolining, climbing walls, insane golfing, arcade and online video game titles and darts. 

Other utilizes could include snooker, lazer quest, ‘ninja warrior’ style facility, painting and arts and crafts, indoor sport this sort of as 5-a-aspect soccer, tennis or badminton and rollerblading and roller skating. 

13 EV charging factors and 12 more motor bicycle parking areas are proposed to serve the advancement. The motor vehicle park is a shared facility with the other employs on the website, which will present 444 areas. 

Present staff totals 40 entire-time equivalent but the task would a lot more than double this to 82, in accordance to the application. 

The application explained that due to a “constant decline” in need for the cinema, it is “no for a longer period feasible for the massive professional device to keep on procedure as a cinema unit”. 

In its put, it explained a “vivid and energetic leisure exercise facility” will introduce a new use to the space together with an lively frontage of food stuff and consume units, “generating considerably essential employment”. 

A preparing officer’s report set to be thought of by Blackpool Council’s scheduling committee endorses users grant setting up permission subject to ailments. 

Blackpool planners meet on Tuesday 26 July.