Published: 2nd Sep 2020

Durham County Council has announced work has started on a £2.25m regeneration scheme in the coastal town of Seaham. The project aims to breath fresh life into Seaham’s historic town centre and focuses on the regeneration of targeted properties in the Church Street area. It will also help to encourage pedestrian movement around the centre, boosting footfall and aiding the town’s recovery from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Over the next eight weeks, new paving will be laid at the entrance points of Church Street, additional seating will be installed and a large brick planter will be removed. Seymour Civil Engineering Contractors is carrying out the work on the council’s behalf, following a successful tender submission. It is the first phase of the public realm works, with enhancements also planned for the North Terrace, Terrace Green and South Terrace areas later this year. This includes the restoration of exposed Rainton … (To read the full article, subscribe below)