Final Contracts Awarded for Promenade Regeneration in UK

25 May 2010 (Last Updated May 25th, 2010 18:30)

Final contracts worth £17m ($24.54m) have been awarded for the regeneration of Blackpool's historic promenade in the UK. Parkinson will deliver a £2.6m ($3.75m) contract to construct a wedding venue on the seafront and make improvements to the North Pier, which will feature public art

Final contracts worth £17m ($24.54m) have been awarded for the regeneration of Blackpool's historic promenade in the UK.

Parkinson will deliver a £2.6m ($3.75m) contract to construct a wedding venue on the seafront and make improvements to the North Pier, which will feature public art and sculptures.

Morrison will deliver the £8m ($11.5m) contract for public realm works on Tower Festival Headland and Parade 5 while Carillon will deliver the public realm works on St Chads and Waterloo Headlands for £6.5m ($9.3m).

Tower Festival Headland features public art designed by Gordon Young and Why Not Associates.

Waterloo Headland will feature a skateboard and BMX park and a playground, while St Chads Headland will be transformed into a 12,000m² flexible space.

Costing £100m ($144.4m), the seafront works are set to be completed in phases and will open in May 2011, according to blackpoolaloud.org.uk.