Teesside art 'giants' plan axed

Related Stories

Major public art structures which were supposed to attract thousands of tourists to Teesside are unlikely to be built, the BBC has learned.

Plans for the four remaining Tees Valley Giants appear to have been shelved because of a lack of funding.

The first piece of art, Anish Kapoor's Temenos in Middlesbrough, cost £2.7m.

Darlington, Hartlepool, Redcar and Stockton were also in line for their own sculptures.

'Body disbanded'

Temenos, which sits by the river Tees, had its funding arranged by the now defunct regional development agency One North East.

A second body, Tees Valley Regeneration (TVR), came up with the idea for the series but it has also been disbanded.

Tees Valley Unlimited, which took much of the TVR's work, told the BBC the giants were not part of its portfolio.

Darlington Council said it remained supportive of the project although there were "no imminent plans" to commence work.

Hartlepool Council said any renewal of the project would depend on external funding.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Tees



Min. Night 15 °C


  • Lucy FranklinDouble trouble

    'Rising house prices left me high and dry - twice!'

  • NS Savannah, 1962Nuclear dream

    The ship that totally failed to change the world

  • Ed Miliband takes a selfie at a Cambridge hairdressersNo more photo ops?

    Why is Ed Miliband drawing attention to his public image?

  • Espresso cup7 days quiz

    Which city serves the strongest cup of coffee?

  • Glasgow 2014 quaichs and medalsQuaich guide

    What do the Scottish gifts given to Games medallists symbolise?

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.