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Revealed: Lincolnshire seafront viewing tower winners

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The AJ can unveil the two winners in the Structures On The Edge competition for a pair of new viewing platforms on the seafront between Skegness and Mablethorpe, Lincolnshire

Launched last autumn, the contest is an the extension of Lincolnshire County Council’s arts and coastal regeneration programme which began in 2006 with the much-publicised Bathing Beauties beach hut competition.

The victors, which have recently signed contacts with the authority for design development and delivery of their structures, are: Salt Licks by emerging new practice Studio St Vitus, set up by architect Philip Hall-Patch and; Chapel Six Marshes by MSA-Gruff, a joint venture between architects Matthew Springett and Rhys Cannon.

Salt Licks by Studio St Vitus

Salt Licks by Studio St Vitus

Hall-Patch describes his scheme as a ‘two-storey high canvas of white salt bricks facing the north sea, designed to weather away over time and allowing nature to reveal the marks of the sun, rain and wind-blown sand’. The project is due to complete next summer.

MSA-Gruff proposal’s is billed as a ‘wind tower that amplifies the natural wind conditions of the site’. Plans are expected to be submitted before Christmas.


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