North Prom receives new lighting columns for ‘Luminations’ project
On Monday 6 September, Cleethorpes‘ North Promenade will have its lighting columns replaced in preparation for the new ‘Luminations’ artwork set to be installed later this year.
McCanns will be exchanging 20 lighting columns along the promenade for newer models which will increase their load capacity to support the new lights.
The project is estimated to take four weeks to complete with working hours taking place from 8:00am to 5:00pm each day.
The footpath will remain open to the public and the street lights will continue to operate as normal, but the columns will be sectioned off for safety.
New metalwork will be followed by the greatly anticipated Luminations installation.
The Luminations project was created using light by artist Esther Rolinson as part of the Coastal Communities Fund project and is being managed by the council’s regeneration partner, ENGIE.
Additional funds were brought in from the NELC and CoastNEL.
Luminations will be “composed of two dynamic animated lines of festoon lights to be attached to the existing lampposts”, InvestNEL reported.
The flowing lines will feature light movements that will brighten up the area.
The lights are part of a larger project made up of four artworks that will feature across the promenade.
Cllr John Fenty from North East Lincolnshire Council said: “The objective of the overall project is to drive footfall along the North Prom which will have a positive impact on businesses and health and well-being.
“I would like to thank CoastNEL and their North Prom group for the major contribution to this project.
“The four new public art projects will be centred around Cleethorpes’ stunning seascape and miles of golden sands, encouraging activity and events, relaxation and contemplation, all in equal measure.”
The seaside lighting should be fully operational by November.