Alongside the masterplan we have prepared a Town Investment Plan for Redcar.

You can read our Town Investment Plan here and watch a video showing the proposals here. The plan below shows the six projects that were included in the Town Investment Plan.

Some of these projects combine several the proposals which we consulted on.

Please scroll down to see more details on these projects

Town Centre Investment Plan

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Project 1

Project 1: Town Centre Transformation

This will comprise improvements to both the High Street and Esplanade. It could include, for example, new street furniture, lighting, greenery and signage at the western end of the High Street, as well as on streets linking with the Esplanade, where artwork and other improvements to blank walls will help to draw people down these routes. The Esplanade itself will be enhanced by widening pavements, slowing traffic, and creating convenient crossing points, making it easier to walk, cycle and spend time here.

A new public events space will create a direct link from Regent Walk and the High Street through to the Esplanade, as well as a focal point for events and activities. Increasing the availability of grants to improve shop frontages and fit outs in the wider town centre will help to enhance the shopping environment, support the independent sector and reduce vacancy rates. Town Centre Management will run the grant scheme and provide a range of other support to businesses.

  • Attractive High Street
  • Enhancing the Esplanade
  • New Public Space
  • Business Grants and Town Centre Management

Project 2

Project 2: Culture and Leisure Anchor Attraction

A new family activity centre and relocated library/cultural hub is proposed all under one roof. The family activity centre might include activities such as bowling, a climbing wall, mini golf and laser tag. This will help to turn Redcar into a year-round destination, less dependent upon good weather.

The new library and cultural hub will also help to create a new community focus. Alongside the more traditional reading offer, this could include access to new technologies, an exciting story telling area, computer spaces, visitor information and rooms for exhibitions, meetings and other events/functions.

  • Indoor Activity Centre 
  • Library+: Community and Culture Hub
Project 3

Project 3: Station Road Development

Co-ordinated improvements will be made along the length of Station Road, in between the Regent Cinema and the station itself, which is a key gateway to the town. This will include a consistent paving style, new seating, a feature public space, greenery, and a new cycleway linking to National Cycle Route 1.

In addition, poor quality housing at the southern end of Station Road will be redeveloped to provide new apartments. This project will improve the housing offer and the physical environment around Redcar Central Station.

  • Station Road improvements
  • New Housing on Station Road
Project 4

Project 4: Clean Growth Skills Delivery

The development of a Centre for Energy at Redcar & Cleveland College will provide a dedicated training and skills offer to support the energy sector.  This will improve the town’s ability to attract investment and create jobs in the fast growing energy sector and allow local residents to benefit.

It will be supported by skills planning to identify and respond to employers’ skills needs.

  • Centre for Energy and Skills planning
Project 5

Project 5: Coatham Leisure Quarter

A Water Sports Hub at Coatham will help to promote Redcar as active, sporty and vibrant. It will provide the infrastructure to support outdoor activities, water sports and related events – for example, surfing, wind-surfing, land yachting and kiteboarding – and will include showers/changing facilities/lockers, equipment store and hire, stables, and secure cycle parking.

The exterior of properties along the seafront, many of which are currently in poor condition, will also be re-decorated to create an attractive and welcoming streetscape at this key approach to the town centre.

  • Water Sports Hub at Coatham
  • Improving Seaside properties
Project 6

Project 6: Improving Connectivity with Teesworks

Improved walking and cycling links will help to connect people to jobs at Teesworks, as well as encourage sustainable and active travel.  This will include upgrades to existing routes, new routes where there are existing gaps, and improvements at junctions and key gateways.

  • Redcar to Teesworks (South)

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