Historic beach chalets in Scarborough set to be re-instated in project worth more than £380,000

More than £380,000 is set to be spent on re-instating historical chalets in the seaside town of Scarborough as part of a wider bid to regenerate the area.

The original, grade II listed, chalets were damaged - or had to be demolished on safety grounds – when the retaining wall collapsed in 2018.

Work to stabilise the wall was completed last year. Now proposals for 10 new chalets will be discussed at a meeting of Scarborough Borough Council’s (SBC) cabinet next week.

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Councillors will be asked to approve an investment of £383,000 for the construction works next to the Clock Café near Scarborough Spa.

The original, grade two listed, chalets were damaged - or had to be demolished on safety grounds – when the retaining wall collapsed in 2018.

SBC says the chalets would significantly improve how the area looks and complement on-going wider regeneration of South Cliff Gardens.

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Externally, the chalets need to be very similar to the original block in order to meet conservation rules and secure support from organisations such as English Heritage and require a specialist architect to design them.

It is yet to be decided if they will be sold on the open market, retained and rented out or a combination of both.

Marc Cole, SBC director, said: “We’ve always had an ambition to reinstate the chalets. Work to fix that is now finished, so we have the opportunity to begin the reinstatement.”