The Strand Townscape Improvements
There is ongoing work to design improvements to public space around The Strand, Cary Parade and the Clock Tower.
The design work seeks to reinforce the quality of this area as the Bay’s best piece of urban public space, providing space for events, new cafes and for enjoying all the harbour has to offer. There is a lot of support for the project.
The design work is funded by Great Places. It includes community and artist engagement, to ensure the proposed improvements celebrate the culture and history of the area, as well as meet the needs of businesses and residents.
The total cost of the project is estimated at around £3.3m, with phase 1 estimated at £1.7m. The work is currently unfunded.
The design work will be to RIBA Stage 3 Detailed design. That will provide a basis from which the Council can bid for funding for the project.