A vision for further regeneration of a prominent seafront has taken another significant step forward.

Final designs have been revealed for the next phase of improvements to reinvigorate Lowestoft’s seafront.

The designs for the redevelopment of Jubilee Parade on Lowestoft's seafront comes after East Suffolk Council was awarded £4.3m through the Government’s Levelling Up Fund in March.

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.

Lowestoft Journal: Eastern Edge beach huts.Eastern Edge beach huts. (Image: Mick Howes)

The development - which will complement the Eastern Edge beach huts next to it - will include a two-storey café, concession units, public toilets, a Changing Places facility, and extensive public realm improvements to the surrounding seafront area.

An accessible lift will also be installed to connect the lower promenade with the first-floor level and improve wider accessibility between the Upper Esplanade and Lower Promenade for wheelchair and pushchair users.

Working closely with the council, Norwich-based Chaplin Farrant has developed designs ahead of submitting a planning application.

Residents and local stakeholders can view the designs and proposed project timeline as events are held at the East Point Pavilion on Wednesday, July 26 between 10am and 6pm and at Eastern Edge between 10am and 1pm.

With ground investigation works taking place at the site in May, the improvements at Jubilee Parade are due for completion by May 2025.

Toby Hammond, East Suffolk Council’s cabinet member for economic development and transport, said: "In combination with other projects, this new development will help Lowestoft seafront become a destination for visitors and somewhere for residents to enjoy and be proud of.

“These improvements are part of a programme of major regeneration works under way in Lowestoft, all of which aim to enhance the town for the benefit of residents as well as attracting visitors and businesses."