Public Realm Phase 1, 2 & 3, Seaham


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The Seaham public realm works were undertaken as part of the Seaham Townscape Heritage Project which was supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. The works were designed to create a cohesive and modern aesthetic to revitalise the high street while preserving the unique heritage. New paving has been laid and existing Tegular blocks lifted and re-laid to match the new paving design. North Terrace footpath has been widened to provide outdoor space for retail units. 22 new car parking spaces have been created to the south end of Terrace Green, mirroring the north end. To Lower Church Street and Church Street raised planters have been removed to improve pedestrian flows and sight lights down to the sea. Four new curved benches were installed along with interpretation board located near existing tracks to South Terrace which were enhanced by exposing fully to celebrate the towns heritage. The ‘Brothers’ sculpture, a piece depicting three miners was relocated to the Clock Site to the south of North Terrace, giving it better exposure while opening up the sight lines of the seafront. Works to Church Street and Lower Church Street ran concurrently with access to retail units always maintained and reduced programme duration in that area.

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