Landscape architects Smeeden Foreman and Seven Architecture have won the RIBA-organised contest to mastermind the £30 million overhaul of Redcar seafront in north-east England
The announcement comes almost six months after a winning design for the revamp of the town’s public realm had been expected to be named.
Compeition backers Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council and the Environment Agency had originally pencilled in February this year to announce the winning project which is part of a larger programme to create a new seafront and wall.
The victorious scheme, which saw off entries from fellow finalists DKS Architects, FL&S landskap/arkitektur, Studio 8 Architects and WAP Architects, features a 25m-high ‘vertical pier’ with a 360o viewing platform.
Sheelagh Clarke, deputy leader and cabinet member for culture, leisure and tourism at Redcar & Cleveland Council said: ‘The area has looked tired for a number of years and our plans will put our seafront back on the tourism map and undoubtedly attract visitors both old and new.
‘Our vision is deliberately ambitious because we want to stand out from the crowd and show people Redcar is a fantastic town and the seafront is second to none, and that once you have come you will always remember it.’
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