More design opportunities in Sea Change programme

Seven coastal resorts around the country are receiving up to £3.7m each to invest in culture and heritage as part of the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment’s Sea Change initiative.

Margate has been awarded £3.7m to help fund the redevelopment of the town’s Dreamland Amusement Park. In North Tyneside, £2m has been awarded to help transform Tynemouth station.

Roker, in Sunderland, has been awarded £1m to help revive the town as a coastal resort. St Ives receives £900 000 to help the restoration of Porthmeor Studios, and Fleetwood will receive £835 000 to create a performance and recreational space on the seafront.

Barrow-in-Furness receives £280 000 to help fund a new visitor centre on Piel Island, and Plymouth is given £100 000 to help develop plans to relocate the Plymouth Arts Centre on the Hoe.

CABE chief executive Richard Simmons says, ‘These seven projects all demonstrate how culture can be a catalyst to recapture the flair that these places enjoyed in their heyday.’

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