Redcar Vertical Pier

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A SHORTLIST of names for Redcar’s new seaside landmark has been announced today and will now go to a public vote.

Around 500 names submitted by the public have been whittled down to nine by a shortlisting panel which included a cross section of local people.

The landmark building had been given the working name ‘Vertical Pier’ but now it is up to the public to decide if that stays –– and they have been invited to vote for the name they prefer.

The shortlist is:

  • Crow’s Nest
  • Jubilee Pier
  • Lemon Top Tower
  • Mo’s Lookout
  • Mowlam’s Beacon
  • Redcar Beacon
  • Redcar Skelter
  • Saltscar Tower
  • Vertical Pier

To vote residents can complete the coupon below go to the council website: www.redcar-cleveland.gov.uk/nametheseafrontlandmark or ring the council on 01642 495359 by September 3.

Cllr Olwyn Peters, Portfolio Holder for Leisure Culture and Tourism, said: “The structure will be a new landmark for the North East and needs a standout name reflecting its significance, stature and one that will stand the test of time.

“Along with the wider regeneration of the seafront it will have a role to play in helping us revitalise the area and attract more visitors - boosting tourism and business.

“While we all may have our personal favourites, it is in the hands of the public now. We believe that the people of this area will pick a name that reflects the town’s ambition and future and gives us a special feature to help us attract visitors to help the local economy.”

The results of the naming poll will be announced later in September.

The stunning exterior of the building which takes pride of place at the centre of Redcar and Cleveland’s seafront regeneration - is complete and work has begun on the interior and the landscaping around the structure.

It is anticipated that the attraction will open to the public in the early part of 2013.

Also under construction as part of a £75million regeneration programme put in place by Redcar and Cleveland Council is The Hub, a centre for digital and creative businesses, TunedIn! Centre for young people and the Redcar Leisure and Community Heart.

The council succeeded in securing funding for the regeneration from One North East and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), managed by the Department for Communities and Local Government. The sea defence work is being carried out in conjunction with the Environment Agency.

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Lottie King .

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