Ambitious plans for a new cinema, arts and heritage centre in Hoylake have been revealed.
The proposed Beacon centre would be located on the site of the old Hoylake lifeboat station, currently the Hoylake Lifeboat Museum. The building would contain a 120-seat auditorium for film viewing, café/bistro, restaurant and art exhibition/display space.
The project would be a commercial enterprise, not a community-run one like the current Hoylake Community Cinema.
If I recall correctly, the current building is owned privately and let to the Lifeboat Museum and the adjacent triangle of land is owned by Wirral Council – is that still the case? Presumably if the project went ahead the Lifeboat Museum would close with perhaps some exhibits kept on display within the new centre?
It’s certainly an interesting proposal – but what do you think? Have your say in the comments below.