Thursday, 28 November 2013
Big switch-on for multi-coloured Redcar Beacon marking completion of town's £30m seafront redevelopment
The Redcar Beacon is set to live up to its name when its striking multi-coloured lights are switched on tomorrow, marking the completion of the town’s £30m seafront redevelopment.
Friday’s light-up is part of a day-long event that includes the switching on of the Christmas lights and a high street concert.
Energy-efficient lighting was specified as part of the original brief for Beacon and seafront development, delivered by the Environment Agency and Redcar and Cleveland Council.
The LED installation sweeps round the Beacon and runs along the seafront wall, around canopies of shelters, through water features and is incorporated in street lighting.
It can be programmed to reflect real-time weather, like rain, wind and waves, or seasonal events like Christmas.
An engineer from the designers will be on hand tomorrow to run a special launch sequence.
Children from schools across the borough, as well as the community hub Tuned In!, will be performing from around 10am in the high street tomorrow.
The Beacon and sea- front lights will be switched on at 4pm, during a performance by the One Voice Choir.
A short parade will take place along the high street to the tree by the town clock, before the town centre lights are switched on at 5pm.
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