Spa renovation completes stage one

THE first stage of the £6.5m redevelopment of the historic Scarborough Spa has been completed – with the project on track to finish this May.

As part of the work, the new stage area and stage lift are now in place. The Spa’s staff sales and marketing team and managers have all moved into offices in the newly-converted caretaker’s cottage, originally built at the rear of the venue in 1880 and not used for several years.

Contractors have been on site since last April for a major overhaul of the South Bay venue leaving it with a capacity of 1,700 seated or 2,000 standing, which Scarborough Borough Council chiefs hope will be sufficient to attract stars from across the world.

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The chairman of the Spa Project Board, Councillor Derek Bastiman, said: “In any re-development project of this scale, which involves a vast amount of complex construction work, it is always rewarding to see the first part completed and it is great the project is on track.

“The new stage facilities will be the focal point of the Grand Hall when it is finished later this year and both customers and staff will benefit from the new office facilities.”