Published: 09:56, 16 October 2020
| Updated: 10:27, 16 October 2020
A new escape room is opening in Folkestone .
The new venture, titled Leas Lift Lockout, will open in Sandgate Road and include two different escape rooms.
It is not known when the site will officially open but news of the project has now appeared on Facebook.
A post reads: "Folkestones newest escape rooms coming soon!
"Two new escape rooms, lots of fun to be had with the bonus of supporting a local charity.
"These escape rooms have been created to raise funds to renovate and maintain the Folkestone Leas Lift."
It adds that more details will be released soon.
An escape room, also known as an escape game, is a game in which a team of players cooperatively discover clues, solve puzzles, and accomplish tasks in one or more rooms in order to progress and accomplish a specific goal in a limited amount of time.
The goal is often to escape from the room.
Folkestone is already home to the Locked In escape room, which is currently closed due to Covid-19. Escape 60 previously opened in the town but has now closed.
The new Folkestone escape room will support historic The Leas Lift, which connects the town with the beach and was built in 1885 and is a very rare cliff funicular railway.
It is one of only three remaining water-balanced lifts in the UK but closed three years ago due to safety issues with the braking system.
Since then, the buildings, tracks and machinery have degraded further.
In 2019, the landmark was added to Historic England's Heritage at Risk Register, which helps safeguard it for the future.
The Folkestone Leas Lift Company CIC was set up as a trust campaigning for the future operation of the site.
It is understood an exhibition for the lift will also be included at the site of the new escape room.