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Cleethorpes Pier Gardens

Pier Gardens is a Victorian, traffic-free, linear park raised above the Central Promenade which runs along the length of Cleethorpes town centre. Opened in 1885, its location is at the heart of the resort and the scope for re-development is vast.

The park is a hidden and an underutilised gem of a public green space that could offer so much more. The area for regeneration presents a unique opportunity to create a space that will become an attraction for residents and visitors alike.

Stretching from Sea Road to the Memorial Gate, there is opportunity to build on the current leisure offer within the existing linear park and provide a variety of attractions all within a new improved setting for the public that celebrates its coastal location.

The plan is to regenerate Pier Gardens, retaining the Victorian heritage and feel, but incorporating various new activities. In the Masterplan consultation carried out and developed by Hemingway Design in 2022, people wanted to see more made of the gardens, with additional seating, planting to increase biodiversity, and improved areas for children’s play, events and performances, and spaces for reflection and contemplation. There is opportunity to expand and enhance the current offer.

North East Lincolnshire Council has been awarded £18.4m of Levelling Up Funding (LUF) to transform Cleethorpes seafront: regenerating Pier Gardens, reintroducing the historic Market Place and delivering a multi-use, tourism-focused landmark building on Sea Road. The three projects will enhance key assets that support the whole community, creating opportunities, and making it more attractive to a broader selection of local people.

Cleethorpes Pier Gardens