Redcar Beacon: Vertical pier 'a hit with the public'
- 27 March 2014
- From the section Tees
A landmark attraction in a Teesside seaside town has proved a "real hit with the public", the council has said.
Redcar Beacon has attracted almost 200,000 visitors in its first year.
The £1.6m "vertical pier" stands 80ft (24m) above Redcar seafront, with a viewing platform with 360 degree views and businesses, including a café, on the ground floor.
Schoolchildren will be joining local dignitaries at an event to celebrate its first anniversary on Friday.
Councillor George Dunning, leader of Redcar and Cleveland Council said: "The overall feedback has been really positive.
"I am delighted to see visitors coming from as far afield as Australia and Abergavenny."
The beacon is part of a £75m redevelopment of the town's seafront, with a new leisure and community centre due to open in April.