A spectacular light, sound and water show could soon be built on Southport’s Marine Lake.
The ‘Light Fantastic’ lake animation will be unique in the UK, creating a new visitor attraction that will be visible from the proposed new ‘Marine Lake Events Centre’ and surrounding developments (announced earlier this week), and from Lord Street, the heart of the Town Centre.
The concept has been developed by the Southport Town Deal board, as part of the Southport Masterplan, working with LCI Productions, an industry-renowned design-led production and installation company.
Cllr Ian Maher, Leader of Sefton Council, said: “The Marine Lake was built in the Victorian era, and yet remains an incredibly under-used asset. The Light Fantastic will provide a walkway into the lake as part of an incredible water, light and sound show which won’t just complement the Events Centre, but will also prove to be an attraction in its own right to further elevate and distinguish the Southport brand.
Cllr Maher added: “Sefton Council and our partners on the Town Deal Board want to see Southport transformed in to a thriving, vibrant visitor destination. We want to give people a reason to visit and stay for longer. We believe that attractions such as this, our new events space, and Southport Cove Go Surf, will create a genuinely unique visitor experience and will only serve to strengthen our visitor economy.
“We’re putting Southport back on the map!”
The attraction is expected to draw more than 180,000 visitors per year to see the spectacular show, bringing around £3.9m to the local economy every year.