Art on the Prom
4th December 2018
Exciting public art installations are set to light the way along the North Promenade in Cleethorpes.
Public art consultants, Andrew Knight and Hazel Colquhoun, working with Mark Hodson at Hodson Architects have been commissioned to deliver the design and installation of the new project in 2019.
The Coastal Communities Fund financed project is part of the overall Cleethorpes Regeneration Scheme, led by CoastNEL, supported by North East Lincolnshire Council and ENGIE.
It aims bring a new dimension to the North Promenade, improve the overall appearance and create new features and points of interest along the route.
In the coming months the Cleethorpes-based team will develop a number of artist-led improvements which will include lighting improvements, introduction of wayfinding points and a fitness zone.
Hazel Colquhoun, Public Art Consultant for the project said: “We’re very excited to work on this project.
“The North Promenade is a distinct and special place - a stage and linear viewing platform for the grand panorama of estuary and sky, a place to be active and entertained, and one for relaxation and contemplation.
“Through research and discussion on the ground, and creative working with artists, we want to improve visitors’ experience of the promenade, extend its appeal and create new reasons to visit and enjoy it.”
Julia Thompson, Chair of CoastNEL said: “Thanks to ideas from local residents, organisations and businesses, the funding was won to deliver this exciting fresh look and enhance our traditional resort with new events, spaces and artwork. It will be great to see everyone get involved and benefit, as the project develops.”
Cllr Peter Wheatley, Cabinet member for regeneration, said: “I’m delighted that this project is coming to fruition as part of our overall regeneration aspirations for the resort. Public art has been shown to improve public spaces in a number of towns and cities. There’s no reason Cleethorpes should miss out!”
Cllr Gaynor Rogers, Cabinet member for culture, said: “Well-being is, and should be, a focus of people’s lives, and we know this can be improved through the development of public art and cultural activities. I’m really looking forward to taking part in the events and seeing the ideas develop.”
During the project a number of public events will be held to enable residents and visitors to find out more about the project.
Works are expected to start in summer 2019 and be completed by the end of 2019.
For more information about the Cleethorpes Regeneration Programme visit http://investnel.co.uk/cleethorpesregeneration.