Completed regeneration projects
Featured below are details of projects recently completed by the
Project Development Team.
Woodend Creative Workspace
The creative industries sector is the biggest growth area in
Scarborough and we want to be able to harness the talent and keep
it in the town. The development of a new Creative Industries
Centre, on the site of the old Wood End Museum
building, provides the facility to achieve this.
The project, which was funded principally by Scarborough
Borough Council, Yorkshire Forward and the European Regional
Development Fund (ERDF) at a cost of £4.8million, transformed the
Grade II listed building - the former home of the Sitwell family -
and created, what is intended to be, some of the best office and
workshop accommodation available to the creative industries sector
in the North of England.
Plans for the centre included the development of 38 hi-tech
office units, a dedicated incubation unit, artists studios, gallery
space and a new 'state of the art' storage facility for the
Council's Museum and Gallery Service.
The units have been designed with 'start-up' businesses in mind
and the centre includes the best provision of business support
services in order to assist and provide the best possible start for
creative people taking their first steps in the commercial
The 'Sitwell Rooms' were preserved as part of the new
- Fantastic environment and prestigious location
- 2,000 sq ft of artist studio space
- Business Incubation Unit to support
- Full broadband access
- Public contemporary visual arts gallery
- Tenants' lounge, coffee room and meeting space
- A series of meeting rooms
- An education suite and lecture room
If you are interested in taking accommodation at the
new Woodend Creative Workspace Centre or would like to
use Woodend for your meeting or event, please contact the Centre on
Sandside & New Marina Pontoons
A £2.8million scheme to transform the town's Sandside and
Harbour area into 'one of the best seafronts in Europe' and improve
facilities and the environment for people both on and off the
water. The whole area has seen a dramatic transformation and has
really benefited the towns residents and businesses as well as
visitors. The area is much brighter and the new contemporary
seating and lighting makes a significant difference in enhancing
The environmental improvements included enhancing the pedestrian
priority with new surfacing for the footpaths and better access to
the wharfs, installing contemporary seating and creating an
exciting new lighting scheme which promises to bring a real night
time 'buzz' to the waterfront. The project was
also enhanced by the installation of a sculpture depicting a
Diving Belle, funded by the Scarborough Civic Society, which is
sited on the end of Lighthouse Pier. The Diving Belle has obtained
both regional and national media coverage since the unveiling and
represents the energy of Scarborough driving forward her
future in the twenty-first century.
water based improvements involved the installation of 60 new
permanent berths and additional space for visiting boats in the
town's Inner Harbour. In addition to increasing capacity, the
scheme significantly improved the facilities on offer providing
deeper berthing of up to 3 metres for boats of up to 12 metres in
length which, unlike the old berths, do not dry out.
Details on how to apply for a berth can be found on the
boat moorings page.
Green Lane Neighbourhood Centre
Development of a new neighbourhood resource centre for
Green Lane in Whitby, which has replaced the old Green Lane
community centre and provided a range of new community based
services and facilities including the following:
- Purpose built vocational training rooms
- 8 managed business units with business support
- Digital media suite
- Conference Room
If you are interested in taking a unit at the new centre, or to
book any of the facilities, please contact the
Director, Andrew Steel, on 01947 602185 or by email at
Planning permission was granted in 2006 to enable the
redevelopment of the old Eastfield Rent Office to provide a
community cafe in the heart of Eastfield.
The project was led by Coast and Moors Voluntary
Action (CMVA) in partnership with the Council and funding
for the refurbishment work was received from the Rural Target
Fund, PSA4, Tudor Trust, Awards 4 All, Eastfield Parish Council,
Yorkshire Coast Homes and Sanctuary Housing.
The cafe provides a much needed meeting place for local
residents and other members of the general public, that is
comfortable and easily accessible and serves a range of quality
homemade food and beverages prepared on the premises from locally
sourced produce. The cafe is staffed by trainees, work
experience students and volunteers, overseen by a cafe
The cafe also provides healthy recipes using locally
produced easily accessible products and workshop sessions to
encourage people to try different foods at home.
Scarborough Business Park
This £9.625million scheme, delivered in
partnership by Caddick Developments, Scarborough Borough
Council & other key partners, has seen the existing business
park double in size. The expansion has built on the success of the
current business park and creates opportunities for local people
and boosts the local economy by offering year round employment.
development has opened up over 100 acres of
serviced industrial development land for industrial units, starter
units, office units, car showrooms, ancillary retail units and
restaurant & hotel facilities which could see over 1,000
new jobs created over the next 10 years.
The works included new roads to
connect the parcels of land, balancing ponds, on & off site
foul drainage, new utility service connections, improvements to the
existing Dunslow Road and A64 roundabout, the construction of a new
junction to Cayton Low Road, a comprehensive landscape scheme and a
Green Travel Plan.
Scarborough Business Park also
boasts the provision of Next Generation Broadband capable of
providing up to 100mb of Broadband speed.
The new road network now allows for
the Business Park to be built out and has already seen the first
tenants move onto the park including local haulage firm TEF who
have relocated to a new 25,000 sq ft industrial unit. Joint agents
for the Business Park site are Iain Simpson & Co,
telephone 01944 738888 and Jones Lang Lasalle, telephone 0113 244
Gladman Developments also completed
a 90,000 sq ft office development featuring high specification
two-storey office units ranging in size from 2,250-6,100sq
ft which are now home to HSBC and swedish bank
Handelsbanken. If you are interested in one of these office units,
please contact their appointed agents PPH Commercial on
01723 503888 or GVA Grimley (Leeds) on 0113 292 5500.
Spa Refurbishment Phases 1 &
A £3.75 million scheme to refurbish the main conference facility
and install the latest cutting edge conference and entertainment
facilities to assist in attracting new business into the venue and
re-establish its importance in the events and conference arena.
The first phase of the project
included a major refurbishment of the roof and the transformation
of the 1900 seater Grand Hall back to its former glory.
does the Grand Hall look amazing, it has been fitted with state of
the art audio and visual technical equipment. This high tech
equipment means that the Spa can accommodate all conference and
entertainment needs and will be more than able to compete with
some of the more modern conference centres within the UK.
The second phase of the project
saw the installation of state of the art technical equipment in the
Theatre, Ocean Room & Promenade Lounge and a refurbishment of
The Sun Court Cafe and the Sun Court Suite which hosts wedding
receptions and functions.
These new improvements put the
Spa Complex back into the forefront of conference venues with data,
visual and sound systems, which are both fixed and portable and
give the flexibility needed for a conference venue.
The Spa is fully open with an extensive programme of events
for everyone to enjoy.
External Website Links
Project Development Team
Regeneration & Planning Services
St Nicholas Street
Tel: 01723 232323
Fax: 0870 238 4159
Please note the Project Development Team are available for
contact with regards to the project build and are not available for
contact with regards to the day to day running of the mentioned