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The Regeneration Partnership was formed formally in 2003, but informally the regeneration started in 1998. These are the things that have been achieved since then:

1998Bridlington Community Resource Centre opened
1999Award winning Princess Mary Promenade refurbishment opens
2000Bridlington Business Centre opened
2001Old Town Revival Association formed – the first Old Town festival was born
2002Bridlington established as a Renaissance town – a Yorkshire Forward led scheme

Bridlington Renaissance Town Team born

‘Quick wins’ – in partnership with members like Bridlington Town Council

  •             1000 street trees planted all over town – phase 1 completed
  •             New quality paving and railings around Victoria Gardens
  •             Tourist Fingerpost signs erected at all major pedestrian junctions
  •             New bespoke cast iron Town Entry signs, depicting the town’s heritage
  •             12 Flag poles erected in South Cliff Gardens, overlooking the harbour
  •             Many new litter bins placed all over the town
  •             The town’s street furniture was all coordinated in burgundy colour scheme
  •             Lamplugh Gardens redevelopment
  •             ‘Eyesore Audit’ launched and still running today

New Regeneration Partnership Strategy developed with 7 key aims –

  • Marina & Harbour Review
  • The Spa & Leisure World redevelopments
  • Business premises review
  • Transport Strategy & improvements to circulation
  • Old Town
  • Town Centre redevelopment strategy
  • Public Realm upgrade strategy
  • £12.5m Plans submitted for Spa redevelopment
  • £4.9m Transport bid submitted inc new Park & Ride plans
  • £1.1m Christ Church Key Centre bid submitted
  • Plans revealed for new look Chapel Street
  • Plans revealed for new look Crescent Gardens
  • £1.1m new ‘Business Grow On’ units built & opened at Bessingby Business Park.
  • First Business Improvements Grant scheme rolls out
  • Bridlington Renaissance Town Charter published & adopted by ERYC
  • New decorative lighting installed
  • Work begins in The Crescent & Chapel Street
  • New skatepark scheme progressed
  • Major new tree planting - phase 2 rolls out
  • £3.5m extension built at The Promenades Shopping Centre
  • Another two year Business Improvement Grant scheme rolls out
  • £7.5m Spa Environs project developed to enhance setting of The Spa
  • New ‘Business Grow On’ units opened at Bessingby Business Park
  • New Area Action Plan developed for core town centre.
  • Christ Church Key Centre opens
  • First plans developed for Regent Gardens refurbishment
  • New Festival Town Strategy developed – many annual festivals now run as a result.

Carnaby Industrial Estate – final major extension begins - estate is booming.

  • £20.5m (extended) Spa refurbishment and rebuild begins
  • Study trips to other areas under regeneration across UK & Europe
  • £7.5m Spa Environs project work begins – to improve setting of Spa and create 1km disabled friendly walking/access loop
  •  New Park & Ride at South Cliff opens
  •  £17m East Riding College opens – now number 1 college in Yorkshire
  • Holderness Coast Fisheries Local Action Group (FLAG) shadow board formed

Plans develop for £3.5m restoration of Sewerby Hall & Gardens as country house

New plans developed for 325 berth Marina & Harbour scheme

Work commences on £40m Yorkshire Water underground sewerage scheme

  • Leisure World demolition commences
  • Demolition commences along Hilderthorpe Road corridor
  • Sewerby Hall reopens to the public after restoration
  • £1.2m Expansion of RSPB Bempton visitor attraction
  • £13m Widening of Hilderthorpe Road and new Beck Hill bridge work begins
  • New £25m East Riding Leisure Bridlington opens
  • Coach Park site is released for sale to developers
  • Yorkshire water piping scheme completed
  • New £1.1m Limekiln Lane Coach Park opens
  • Plans revealed for Hilderthorpe Coach Park retail redevelopment
  • New £3.5m RNLI Station & Visitor Centre opens on Spa Promenade
  • Marston’s new 28 bedroom hotel work commences
  • Major revamp of Manor St. & Bridge St. public realm commences
  • £4m Gypsey Race Park scheme commences (sections 1&2)
  • Work begins on £13m expansion of South Cliff Holiday Park
  • Plans revealed for £4m Town Centre Seafront regeneration scheme
  • 3 year FLAG Board funding released to help Shellfish Industry at Bridlington
  • £8m Premier Inn 82 bedroom hotel opens – first major hotel since the 1930s
  • Manor Street & Bridge Street revamp complete
  • Hilderthorpe Road widening & bridge work completed
  • Work commences on new £4.5m Railway Station Plaza & Transport Hub
  • Work to commence on Town Centre Seafront Scheme
  • Work commences on Gypsey Race Park (sections 3&4)
  • Plans develop for 400 space Multi Storey Car Park after study proves need
  • New Belvedere Hotel & Golf development commences
  • £2m expansion & redevelopment of Wetherspoons & chapel opens