Crosby Lakeside Frequently Asked Questions

The Crosby Lakeside Centre’s hospitality facilities are now closed for an exciting refurbishment including:

  • New bar and coffee area with capacity for 50 people
  • Redeveloped restaurant with capacity for 70 people
  • New decking on the outside spaces for events
  • Four new events spaces
  • Complete revamp of the hotel rooms
  • A brand new self-contained, purpose‑built, self‑catering accommodation called 'The Bunk Barn' with an extra 56 beds
  • New rooftop decking with the potential for seasonal ‘pop-up’ facilities

See our artists impressions of what Crosby Lakeside could look like below. 

 

CLAC Refurb 3

CLAC Refurb 4

If you have any further questions, please see click our FAQ's below.


Please email lakeside@sefton.gov.uk and a member of the Project Team will respond to your query as quickly as possible.  If you have emailed a question already we will endeavour to update the Frequently Asked Questions within 10 working days so please check the web-site then for a response.

The proposed refurbishment of Crosby Lakeside is for the hospitality parts of building (bistro, events space and hotel rooms), as well as the creation of a new ‘Bunk-barn’ to provide new residential accommodation on the roof of the centre.  The refurbishment is required to address maintenance needs and enhance the hospitality facilities to enable these to operate on a financially viable basis.  This will help to underpin the long-term financial sustainability of the Lakeside Centre, as well as improving the offer for residents and visitors alike.

The leisure facilities at Crosby Lakeside will not need to close because of the works to the hospitality areas. There may be some disruption, but we aim to keep this to a minimum, so please bear with us. While the Centre was closed, due to Covid-19 restrictions, the leisure facilities had a major refurbishment.

[Please note that all Sefton Council leisure facilities follow current government advice and may sometimes need to be temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.]

The leisure facilities at Crosby Lakeside will not need to close because of the works to the hospitality areas. There may be some disruption, but we aim to keep this to a minimum, so please bear with us.

While the Centre was closed, due to Covid-19 restrictions, the leisure facilities had a major refurbishment.

[Please note that all Sefton Council leisure facilities follow current government advice and may sometimes need to be temporarily closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.]

The leisure facilities at Crosby Lakeside, including the lake, will not need to close because of the works to the hospitality areas. There may be some disruption, but we aim to keep this to a minimum, so please bear with us.

The project team have been in regular dialogue with regular lake users to get their input to the plans and to keep them appraised on how the project is evolving.  More information about how these plans will work for each individual club is available from the clubs themselves.  Sefton is also working to restore the lake water management system to enable easier on-going maintenance of the lake.

[Please note that all Sefton Council leisure facilities follow current government advice and may sometimes need to be temporarily closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic]

 

The hospitality side of the Centre, including the bistro, events spaces and hotel rooms is currently closed.  The new hospitality offer is due to be launched in early 2022. 

Once the hospitality areas have been refurbished they will be managed through a new operating company, Sefton Hospitality Operations Ltd (SHOL), with specialist sector expertise.  The new company will launch a new hospitality offer to be operated from the enhanced facilities. The company’s focus will also be on delivering quality employment and career opportunities for local people. SHOL is wholly owned by Sefton Council.

The Council will continue to own the whole building.

If you would like more information about the new facilities, including what can be booked, provisional availability from early 2022 and pricing, please email the team at lakeside@sefton.go.uk. A member of the team will contact you once we are nearer to completion, with further detailed information about the new facilities on offer, availability and prices. 

The ‘Bunk-barn’ is a new accommodation module that will be placed on part of the Green Roof of the existing building. The facility will provide new accommodation primarily for community and schools groups wishing to do residential events at the Centre and the lake.

The facility will be located adjacent to the residential lounge. The proposed space is for 8 new rooms, consisting of up to 56 beds, in a single storey facility (same height as the existing building), including fully accessible rooms. 

If you would like more information about the new ‘Bunk-barn’ facilities, including what can be booked, provisional availability from Winter 2021 and pricing, please email the Team at crosbylakeside@sefton.gov.uk. A member of the team will contact you once we are nearer to completion, with further detailed information about the new facilities on offer, availability and prices.

Materials will be carefully chosen to ensure that they are suitable for this location.

Leisure department colleagues are already exploring the opportunities that the new facilities will present to increase the number of people that use the lake. Sefton is also working to restore the lake water management system to enable easier on-going maintenance of the lake.

We are looking at opportunities to incorporate information on the environmental and historical aspects of the area within Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre.

Colleagues across the Council are already exploring options for improvements as part of the wider Vision for the Coastal Park.  Although not directly part of this project, the Project Team are working with other projects to support this including, for example, ideas for lighting on some pedestrian routes to the Centre (now included within the proposals for the cycle route) and looking at improvements to the access road.


Last Updated on Wednesday, November 17, 2021

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