07 September 2020
Work on a new café/restaurant in the heart of Felixstowe’s South Seafront has commenced – bringing an exciting new resort experience to the area.
The £1.5 million project is being funded by East Suffolk Council and the Coastal Communities Fund (CCF) which was launched in 2012 to promote sustainable economic growth and jobs in coastal areas. CCF awarded the Council £950,000 grant funding which enabled the project to go ahead. Additional funding of £30,000 was also awarded from the Coastal Revival Fund.
Barnes Construction will be leading the project supported by the architect, Plaice Design and structural engineers, Superstructures. When completed The Dedham Boathouse Group will be taking on the running of the new eatery,
Cllr Craig Rivett, East Suffolk’s Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Economic Development, said: “Felixstowe is getting national recognition as one of the top seaside destinations in the country and providing much needed new facilities is important. This is a very exciting time for Barnes Construction and the Dedham Boathouse Group to come in and play an active part in the resurgence of Felixstowe.
“The striking design of the building is based around strong coastal themes and sympathetically balances its sensitive location, while also being an iconic visual draw to the area. Not only will it provide a new resort experience, attracting both local people and visitors, it will also support economic growth and provide new employment opportunities.