Turnstone Estates is making excellent progress with its exciting new Seaway destination and family leisure scheme in Southend-on-Sea and is preparing to submit a detailed planning application before Christmas.

Tim Deacon, Director at Turnstone Estates said:

“We remain committed to the Seaway scheme and have been spending time securing anchor tenants such as Empire with IMAX®, Travelodge and Hollywood Bowl. 

 “We have also been considering recent trends and changes in the restaurant sector nationally and are intending to add further leisure space to the scheme – including for example indoor golf, climbing, and a virtual reality zone.  Southend-on-Sea is still a key target for growing restaurant companies and Turnstone are progressing with a number of lettings, but the additional leisure space will make the scheme less reliant on food and beverage.

 “We now look forward to submitting the application and creating a scheme for the benefit of the local community.”

 The new Seaway Leisure development is expected to directly create around 450 new jobs and provide a boost to Southend’s town centre economy.

The recent closure of Frankie & Benny’s in Southend has no connection with the company’s commitment to Seaway Leisure.

 More information about the project can be found by visiting www.seawayleisure.co.uk. Residents with comments or questions can get in touch with the project team by calling 0800 148 8911, emailing info@seawayleisure.co.uk or you can tweet the team @seawayleisure.