Levelling Up Fund bid success for Leigh Port & Westcliff Cliffs Pavilion improvements
Further to our report in June, the Government has now confirmed that Southend-on-Sea Borough has been successful in its bid for funding from the national Levelling Up Fund.
A total of £19.9m has been awarded for visitor economy improvements focussed on Leigh Port, the Cliffs Pavilion and wider seafront and town centre safety measures.
Work at Leigh Port will involve construction of a new quay wall frontage, improvements to site access, dredging of the area beside the quay wall and channel, and resurfacing of the wharf to make the port a safe place to work and visit.
Funding ringfenced for the Cliffs Pavilion will be used to improve the visitor experience by investing in hospitality, guest areas, and building refurbishments. A planning application for this work has already been submitted for consideration.