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North Sea observatory and Gibraltar Point visitor centre, Lincoln

20 October, 2015 | 18:00 - 19:30

An artist impression of the new North Sea observatory.
An artist impression of the new North Sea observatory.

About this event

North Sea Observatory

Since 2005 Lincolnshire County Council has delivered the Bathing Beauties® arts led coastal regeneration project. The project included the proposal to build an iconic new multi-purpose building right on the seafront. The building would be the centrepiece for the project and be something unique to Lincolnshire as there are no purpose designed marine observatories anywhere else in the UK.

Nearly 10 years after the original design competition the project is now almost ready to go on site at Chapel St. Leonards. Delivering this sort of building on the seafront has proved to be a major technical, financial and political challenge. Funding bids have come and gone and this is the third site for the building.

The building has now received planning permission, Environment Agency consent and attracted a government grant from the Coastal Communities Fund. Work starts on site this October.

Gibraltar Point Visitor Centre

The new £1M visitor centre at Gibraltar Point will replace the one damaged during December 2013's storm surge. The site will house a café and visitor information. The proposed building has been raised on piles to protect it from future flooding. Work began on site in August and is expected to be completed by early in 2016.


Peter Fender – Lincolnshire County Council


For more infromation, please contact:

Sam Wells
e: Samantha.wells@lincolnshire.gov.uk

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