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Last Updated: Wednesday, 23 January 2008, 19:50 GMT
Town's 59m seaside plan on show
Artist's impression of the Pavilion Gardens

Details of a 59m project to revitalise a Dorset town's waterfront have been announced by a council.

The Bournemouth Pavilion Gardens project features rooftop gardens with sea views, a casino, an outside performance space and restaurants.

Under the plans, the Pavilion will be restored to its former Victorian glory.

The scheme, supported by English Heritage and the South West Regional Development Agency, is expected to create an extra 350 jobs in the area.

The plans also include a new regional dance centre and a luxury rooftop spa.

Stephen MacLoughlin, leader of the council, said: "We're delighted to unveil these latest plans.

"They include better quality outside space to be enjoyed by anyone in the town, whether or not they choose to eat in the restaurants, attend a performance or visit the casino."

He said Bournemouth Borough Council is keen to have residents' feedback before the plans are considered by the planning board in March.

The plans and an architect's model of the project are on public display in the Lucullus Room at Bournemouth Pavilion from midday until 1830 GMT on Thursday and Friday.

Developer Trevor Osborne is investing 13m in the restoration of the Grade II Listed Pavilion and work to demolish the 1970s West Terrace extension is already complete.

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