Hornsea venue gets the go-ahead

Plans for a £5 million project to build a new theatre and conference facilities in a Yorkshire town have been approved.

The centre will add to Hornsea's venues offering with a 300-seat auditorium and conference facilities with sea views, the BBC reports.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council has committed £3 million to the project and is hoping to secure the remaining £2 million from regional development agency Yorkshire Forward.

Darren Steven's, the council's head of culture, told the news provider that the complex would allow the resort to attract a broader range of events.

"This brand new venue represents significant investment in Hornsea. It will be a boost for local arts as well as the economy," he commented.

The council hopes to open the centre by summer 2012.

Leeds City Council recently announced that BAM Construction has been selected as the preferred contractor to build a new arena in the city.

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