Could This Be How Scarborough's Futurist Ends Up?
6:03am 10th January 2017
Yorkshire Coast Radio understands that all fifty Scarborough Borough Councillors were sent detailed plans about the proposed redevelopment of the Futurist site last Wednesday, just days before Monday's meeting to approve the demolition of the building.
Documents seen by Yorkshire Coast Radio show plans for a Flamingoland attraction on the site along with a hotel or 'apart-hotel', two blocks of flats with underground parking, new council offices and some public space.
The document suggests that enabling work on the project could start in April 2017 and take around a year to complete with the Futurist building completely demolished by October this year.
The main build phase of the project would start in Spring 2018 and could take around three years to complete.
The plans, which would need to be submitted for planning permission, show...
- a seven story residential building with retail units on the ground floor
- an eight story residential unit again with ground floor retail space
- a two story restaurant unit set in a public square
- a four story office extension to the existing council building
The redevelopment of the Futurist site itself shows a building with a winter garden and a viewing tower.
The plans are included in a detailed set of documents delivered confidentially to councillors last week ahead of the full council meeting yesterday, where councillors approved releasing £4m of funding to proceed with the demolition of the Futurist building.
One councillor described the documents as 'overwhelming' and questioned why such detailed documents were not released to councillors earlier.
The proposed development would cost around £45 million.