A vision for further regeneration of a prominent seafront is set to take a significant step forward next week.

The next stage in the redevelopment of Jubilee Parade on Lowestoft’s seafront starts on Monday, May 15. 

After East Suffolk Council was awarded £4.3m through the Government’s Levelling Up Fund in March to help regenerate Jubilee Parade on the seafront, and complement the Eastern Edge beach huts next to it, preparatory works begin next week.

With the funding enabling the council to realise its vision, and help to drive the visitor economy, a further £600,000 investment from East Suffolk Council’s capital programme will make the total cost of the project £4.9m.

The next phase of works as part of the Jubilee Parade development include a new two-storey building with a first-floor café, along with new showers, toilets, and a Changing Places facility.

But before ground works for the development can begin, ground investigations are required including some work on the upper esplanade and lower promenade which may cause disruption for locals and businesses in the vicinity.

With these works expected to last for five days, Paul Wood, head of economic development and regeneration at East Suffolk Council, said: "To progress to the next phase of the Jubilee Parade project, we will be undertaking ground investigations to fully understand the current condition of the area, specifically where the existing café and toilets are located to inform the design of the new café complex.

"Unfortunately, there may be some noise and possible vibrations, with some respite periods, while this work is carried out, however we are working closely with our contractor to minimise disruption by undertaking the work prior to the summer season and school holidays."

During the works, a temporary footpath closure will be in effect, and the upper esplanade restricted by the contractors site compound.

Local businesses, residents and schools have been made aware of the works.

Any issues regarding the works can be reported via 0333 016 2000 or email thinklowestoft@eastsuffolk.gov.uk