First view of £3m Walkabout facade

An artist impression of the new-look Walkabout

An artist impression of the new-look Walkabout

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This is the changing face of Blackpool’s main party district.

Walkabout bar on Queen Street is getting a facelift as part of its £4m redevelopment following a fire that raged through the three-storey building in June, as revealed in The Gazette on Saturday. The newly revamped venue is moving away from the old “plastic Aussie” look to a more upmarket bar you’d find in an Australian city.

An artist impression of the new-look Walkabout

An artist impression of the new-look Walkabout

The front will change dramatically with the opening of a balcony area across the full first-floor, and concertina windows to open up onto the street at ground level.

The revamped building also includes a new dancefloor on the first floor and seating areas on the ground floor.The bar is set to re-open on October 31.

Thanks to Builders Supplies, in Fleetwood, for supplying safety wear to The Gazette for a tour of the Walkabout site.