Transforming Dovercourt's Appearance
Dovercourt has a long and colourful history but the image of the town has changed since its heyday as a popular seaside resort and commercial centre. Now it is time to put Dovercourt back on the map - to celebrate the past whilst looking towards the future.
We worked with a team of designers to come up with proposals for improving the town, building on its greatest assets - in particular, its heritage and attractive seafront through a shared plan of action and the involvement of the local community.
Dovercourt Rediscovered sets out a new masterplan approach to guide the transformation of Dovercourt, focusing on the town centre and adjacent seafront. The proposals have been prepared by Broadway Malyan on behalf of Tendring District Council, following consultation with key stakeholders, local residents and businesses and visitors to the town and demonstrate the commitment of the Council to promoting the regeneration of the town.
Our vision for Dovercourt is a simple one - to build on its rich heritage to make it a more attractive place to live, work and visit: a town with a distinctive character, a lively market and retail offer, a mix of creative businesses, attractive buildings and public spaces and good connections to the seafront.
The three main zones of activity are:
- Station Gateway- revitalising the area around the station with the refurbishment of the station building and a new public space to create a better gateway to the town and seafront, an improved transport interchange and a focus for business and leisure;
- High Street- reinvigorating the High Street with new shops, galleries, cafes and restaurants to create a more diverse retail offer and attractive pedestrian environment; and
- Seafront - enhancing the seafront gardens and promenade to encourage more visitors throughout the year.