by mikebell on 15 June, 2018
Further investment of around £1million in Weston-super-Mare’s Tropicana could go ahead if a bid for Government funding by North Somerset Council is successful.
The council has bid for a £1.1million share from the Government’s £40million Coastal Communities Fund (CCF), with hopes of making further upgrades to the building.
The council hopes to create an indoor events, performance and education space with a capacity of up to 1,000 people, which will include retractable seating, staging, sound and lighting equipment. The plans include space for workshops and studios, which will address regional shortages.
Café facilities have also been earmarked for upgrades, and a cycle hire centre is also proposed.
North Somerset will learn the outcome of its bid in January and, if successful in securing funding, the project will be completed by March 2021.
Cllr Mike Bell said: “The Tropicana building is important to people in Weston and the bid for grant aid can only be positive. Investing in arts, culture and leisure in Weston town centre will help to create new jobs and creative opportunities for local people.”2 Comments