Millions to redesign and restore English seafronts

More than £4.5 million of grants will help redesign 12 English seaside towns in the latest round of funding from the Government's Sea Change programme.

Sea Change funding awarded yesterday (21 October) will see promenades restored, spectacular beach-front redesigns and new exhibition spaces created.

This is the second round of grants to be awarded in the first year of the £45 million, three-year Department for Culture Media and Sport-funded programme.

The Sea Change programme is being led by the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE).

In August, the first large grant awards were confirmed for Blackpool, Torbay and Dover.

The funding announced yesterday is for the smaller open application grants which can be up to £1 million.

CABE chief executive Richard Simmons said: "What all the projects share is a desire to use the combination of culture and good design as a catalyst for regeneration.

"From Boscombe to Berwick, resorts are recapturing their innovation and creativity and will hopefully inspire many others to follow."

A £1 million grant for Berwick-upon-Tweed will help restore the iconic 18th century Dewar's Lane Granary building as an exhibition space and youth hostel.

Bexhill-on-Sea will also receive £1 million to continue the next stage of their successful seafront improvement scheme, and a £480,800 grant for Littlehampton will help with major design-led improvements along the seafront.  A further nine projects will also receive funding.

Awards made in this round of funding were:

Berwick-upon-Tweed Borough Council - Berwick £1,000,000
Rother District Council - Bexhill-on-sea   £1,000,000
Arun District Council - Littlehampton  £480,800
Devon County Council - Teignmouth  £376,676
Bournemouth Borough Council - Boscombe  £455,000
North Somerset Council - Weston-Super-Mare £951,447
Torridge District Council - Westwood Ho!  £100,000
North Tyneside Council - North Tyneside  £29,525
Wyre Borough Council - Fleetwood   £30,000
Thanet District Council - Margate   £30,000
North Devon Council - Ilfracombe   £30,000
East Riding of Yorkshire Council - Withernsea £30,000

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Sign up now
Already registered?
Sign in

Before commenting please read our rules for commenting on articles.

If you see a comment you find offensive, you can flag it as inappropriate. In the top right-hand corner of an individual comment, you will see 'flag as inappropriate'. Clicking this prompts us to review the comment. For further information see our rules for commenting on articles.

comments powered by Disqus

Read These Next

Sargent's solutions - how to attract the best staff for your business

Sargent's solutions - how to attract the best staff for your business

There are ways to find quality candidates for horticultural jobs if you widen your search parameters, Alan Sargent suggests.

Business Planning - Staff are your greatest asset

Business Planning - Staff are your greatest asset

An effective strategy to retain staff is the best way for any business to avoid a potential recruitment crisis, Neville Stein advises.

IoG Saltex 2017 - Kit showcase

IoG Saltex 2017 - Kit showcase

Mowers, turf care, battery equipment, seeds, arboriculture kit and weed control will all see a wide range of new releases at Saltex, Sally Drury reports.

Horticulture Jobs
More Horticulture Jobs

IOG Saltex

Get set for IoG Saltex 2017 with our comprehensive show guide and exhibitor info.

Are you a landscape supplier?

Horticulture Week Landscape Project Leads

If so, you should be receiving our new service for Horticulture Week subscribers delivering landscape project leads from live, approved, planning applications across the UK.

Industry Data

An exclusive report for HW subscribers revealing the key development trends, clients and locations for 2017.

Products & Kit Resources

BALI National Landscape Awards 2016

Read all about the winning projects in the awards, run in association with Horticulture Week.

Noel Farrer

Founding partner of Farrer Huxley Associates Noel Farrer on landscape and green space

Read Noel Farrer