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Shipbuilding museum plan revealed for Hartlepool's Jacksons Landing mall

Jacksons Landing Image copyright Hartlepool Borough Council
Image caption The Jacksons Landing site has been disused since 2004 and was purchased by Hartlepool Borough Council in 2013

Plans to build a shipbuilding museum on the site of a derelict shopping centre have been unveiled.

The Jacksons Landing site has been disused since 2004 and was purchased by Hartlepool Borough Council in 2013.

The council is spending £40,000 flattening the waterfront site and is also in talks with a hotel chain.

Councillor Kevin Cranney, head of regeneration for the council, said it was considering a multi-million regeneration of the area.

Mr Cranney said: "We need to reflect on Hartlepool's heritage and as we know this is all based around the sea.

"This was a big shipbuilding town."

The council said it was currently levelling the site to reduce maintenance costs.

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