Example projects

Examples of projects funded by Sea Change which explain why cultural regeneration was necessary and how the funding will be used.

Via a range of differing approaches, scales of projects, locations, challenges and solutions, these example projects demonstrate how culture-led regeneration can transform places. They celebrate the heritage of England’s seaside resorts.

Bexhill-on-Sea

Connecting a cultural icon with its surroundings by tackling the disjointed relationship between the De La Warr Pavilion, sea-front, town centre and other amenities.

Blackpool

£11.5 million project to provide a new outdoor events space in the heart of Black-pool that will form a beacon for the resort’s regeneration.

Boscombe

Adding culture to the regeneration mix by involving artists in public space improvements and tackling accessibility issues.

Jaywick

Community consultation at the heart of a feasibility project for Jaywick’s open spaces.

Margate

Investigating new uses for the Dreamland Cinema as a Heritage Amusement Park.

About the author

Gareth Gardner is a writer and photographer who produced these example projects based on his visits, interviews with people delivering the projects, information submitted to Sea Change and existing documentation.