Work progressing well on Edwardian shelters

Cllr Joe Plant (left), Lee from Rose Engineering (right)
Cllr Joe Plant (left), Lee from Rose Engineering (right)

Work to construct two new Edwardian style shelters for Whitby West Cliff is progressing well and is on track for completion by Easter.

The new shelters were commissioned by Scarborough Borough Council after the original Grade II Listed Edwardian shelters were destroyed in the storms of November 2015.

The new shelters are being built by Whitby company, Rose Engineering, to a design mirroring the original shelters as closely as possible.

Cllr Joe Plant, cabinet member for strategic planning and transformation and Whitby West Cliff ward councillor went along this week to visit the company premises to see the build in progress.

Cllr Plant said: “It’s exciting to see the shelters taking shape and the excellent local craftsmanship being deployed by Rose Engineering is very rewarding for Whitby.

The inclusion of impressive features, which will increase the shelters’ resistance to damage from any future severe weather, will ensure they will be around for many future generations to enjoy.

“Special thanks must go to the late Derek Green, conservation specialist, who worked closely with us on the detailed specification for the new shelters.

“I hope the end result will be a fitting tribute to the invaluable contribution he made to the project.

“I would also like to acknowledge the community groups that came forward with pictures and historical information about the original shelters and our council’s project engineer, who has managed the project from the beginning.”

The new shelters will incorporate some of the features salvaged from the original shelters.