Whitby Projects

Renaissance Market Towns projects in Whitby include:

  • Green Lane – the transformation of a building into a place which offers something for the whole community and has been recognised nationally at the 2009 Regeneration and Renewal awards, winning the Neighbourhood Regeneration category. To find out more about the award click here. Read more about Green Lane in our case study here. www.greenlanecentre.co.uk

  • Marina – the development of improved marina facilities including new pontoons, a user’s service block and anti-erosion revetments is now complete with the final environmental improvements being completed after the summer season. The new marina facilities building incorporates toilets, showers, laundry and recycling which will cater for hundreds of boat and yacht users, as well as providing free public toilets for visitors.

The £850k building is part of a wider £2m Whitby Marina development delivered by Scarborough Borough Council with £800k of Yorkshire Forward financial support. Work has created new marina pontoons, expanding the number of berths from 100 to 160, and improved revetments to prevent erosion of the banks of the River Esk. After the summer season, a further £300k will be spent making further improvements, including new paving, lighting and planting and public art. The upturned boat design was developed following a lengthy consultation with local stakeholders working with Scarborough Borough Council and Consultant Architect Salt Architects. Council Project Manager Alex Richards said: “We now have high quality public toilets and facilities for the thousands of marina users who come to Whitby each year in their leisure craft, as well as the yacht and boat enthusiasts who live in the town. The building itself draws inspiration from the existing and historic architecture of Whitby. There has been particular reference made to the whalebones on the West Cliff, the gothic arches of the Abbey, the vertical lines of the townscape and the ruggedness and character provided by its natural stone structures. We believe this new building will provide a memorable and enduring image for residents and visitors to Whitby.”
A decorative panel features artwork by local school pupils and their ideas have also been incorporated in metalwork gates produced by a local craftsman.
Andy Tordoff, Assistant Director for Rural Renaissance and Tourism, said, “We believe that this new building provides the marina with the sort of excellent facilities Whitby needs and deserves. Boat owners bring considerable income to the town and the quality of the design enhances environment of this popular resort.”
Click here to read our case study or visit http://www.harbourguides.com/harbours.php/Whitby

  • Rural Target Fund - small projects delivered by North Yorkshire County Council, funded by Yorkshire Forward’s RMT programme. These have included: 
     - Skate Park - Built on an area of West Cliff which had been previosuly used as a go-kart track. 

     - Sleights Bowling Club - funding granted to provide vehicular access and electricity, with the aim of providing a safe environment for all. 

     - Village Hall kitchen - funding to refurbish the kitchen at the Village Hall to attract more users and provide better facilities for users.