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Tender opens to secure principal contractor for landmark Sea Road building

1:48 pm, Tuesday, 21st November 2023 - 7 months ago


North East Lincolnshire Council has been awarded £18.4m of Levelling Up Funding (LUF) to transform Cleethorpes seafront. This includes three key areas – Market Place, Pier Gardens and Sea Road.

As part of this process, North East Lincolnshire Council’s delivery partner Equans has launched a tender today for a principal contractor to play an integral role in the construction of the landmark Sea Road building.

A three-storey building will be constructed at the former Waves site on the corner of Sea Road and the Promenade, comprising of state-of-the-art public amenities and changing facilities, as well as commercially lettable space across all floors of the building, which may include different providers in retail and hospitality. 

Following Easter weekend in April 2024, North East Lincolnshire Council’s delivery partner Equans and NELC’s Project Management Team will work in partnership with the successful principal contractor to commence construction of the new iconic building with completion expected by summer 2025.

During March 2024, Sea Road toilets will close to enable service isolation to be completed prior to construction works commencing. Grant Street toilets will be re-opened as alternative provision alongside the addition of temporary toilet provision within the resort for the summer season (location to be confirmed).

The tender is now open through YORtender for potential applicants and will close on Thursday 18 January at 1pm. Please visit Public quote/tender – PS062-23 Sea Road New Build Development (

Councillor Philip Jackson, Leader of the council, said: “This iconic building takes us forward in the council’s  ambition to develop a year-round destination. Its appeal as a distinctive landmark will draw visitors and locals who seek a place to meet and socialise. It will form an important part of the town’s strategy to unlock private sector investment, creating a safe and flexible multifunctional space, that serves both residents and visitors. It will be an important social and cultural destination, which local people can be proud of.”

He added: “This well-designed building will allow us the opportunity to expand the promenade offering by redeveloping a prominent site in the heart of the resort, encouraging even more people into the area. It will bring significant regeneration benefits, representing a substantial investment into the town, with the ability to create a number of new employment opportunities.”

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