Laser tag centre plans submitted for Boston Library basement

Boston Library
Boston Library

The basement of Boston Library will be used to bring sci-fi battles to life after an application to turn it into a ‘laser tag’ centre was submitted.

Paul Wilkinson, the man behind the recently refurbished Waterfall Plaza, has submitted plans to Boston Borough Council to turn part of the basement of the Old County Hall into a ‘Laser Quest activity centre’.

The indoor tag game sees people shoot each other with laser guns while in a maze-like environment.

Boston Library will continue to operate in its location for at least the next 10 years.

A statement submitted to the council says the unused areas of the basement are ‘ideal’ for the use.

It says: “The former council office areas within the Old County Hall building have remained as offices, now privately let to a variety of tenants.

“Part of the basement have established uses which will remain. The boiler room, serving the complex and storage areas associated with the Library and CDA Solicitors [a tenant] and Blackfriars Theatre’s costume store.

“Part of the basement functioned as the South Lincolnshire Emergency Control Centre – and it is this, now redundant use, that has freed up the space available for leisure use.”

The new facility will be accessed from the Waterfall Plaza – which Mr Wilkinson also recently refurbished, installing a shopping centre on the ground floor and flats above.