Blackpool Central: £300m leisure development for Blackpool

A £300 million development called Blackpool Central will represent the single biggest investment in Blackpool for a century. It will include a range of indoor attractions.

Blackpool Central will include the UK’s first flying theatre, the world’s first multimedia exhibition of its kind and an advanced virtual reality experience.

The development will also include hotels, restaurants, food market, event square, residential apartments and multi-storey parking.

Work is set to begin in 2020 and will be delivered over several phases over 8-9 years. It is hoped it will attract 600,000 additional visitors a year. It will also create 1,000 new jobs.

The resort will be themed to the Chariots of the Gods series of novels written by Eric Von Däniken in the 1960s and 1970s, about historical mysteries such as the pyramids.

The project is a collaboration between Nikal Ltd, and Media Invest Entertainment, which owns the intellectual property rights of Chariots Of The Gods.

Blackpool Council is working with both parties.

Cllr Simon Blackburn said: ”

This really is a once-in-a-generation opportunity that has the potential to alter the face of our town.

Over more than fifty years, many ideas for this site have come and gone.

“These new attractions are of ground-breaking international quality and their cutting edge technology will take Blackpool’s tourism offer to another level.”