Winner of Redcar's Seafront Zone regeneration competition announced
Smeeden Foreman, working in collaboration with Seven Architecture, Arup and Davis Langdon, have won the competition to regenerate Redcar's Seafront Zone.
Launched last year and run in two stages, the competition invited design professionals at stage one to generate ideas for the public realm on the landward side of Redcar's proposed new sea wall, together with a coherent set of proposals for the Seafront's backdrop zone. Stage two invited a shortlist of five, chosen from 53 submissions, to develop their concepts and present them to a Jury Panel. These shortlisted schemes were also subject to an extensive public consultation exercise giving members of the public the opportunity to view and comment on the five design concepts.
Cllr Sheelagh Clarke, deputy leader and Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure and Tourism, Redcar & Cleveland Council said: "Everyone who lives in Redcar & Cleveland loves our seafront and would welcome the opportunity to return to its heyday, where families flocked here for a great day out. 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."
The Smeeden Foreman team will now work closely with the Council and its wider stakeholders to develop and deliver their winning concept.