Shanklin spa

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Opportunity

Create a landmark development in Shanklin, adjacent to the iconic cliff lift.

Development of high-quality hotel and leisure with direct access to the popular beach.

Owner: Isle of Wight Council

Site size: 3,160 sqm.

Planning Status: Pre-planning

Site description

Prominent seafront site adjacent to Shanklin esplanade and the popular cliff lift, which the council has completely refurbished. The site is owned entirely by the council.

The site is regarded as a unique opportunity to create a mixed-use landmark building that enhances the character of the esplanade and which supports the development of tourism and public amenities in the area.

It is suitable for a mixed-use scheme, combining commercial, tourism and parking with residential and hospitality space on the upper floors.

Scenic location and excellent access to road infrastructure and public transport makes it an ideal site for a boutique holiday accommodation that attracts visitors all year long.

Currently, the site comprises a public car park, redundant dwellings, public conveniences and open grassed areas, and can be completely redeveloped.