Hopes Coatham boathouse revamp will attract businesses
- 15 August 2013
- From the section Tees
A council has invested £110,000 revamping its boathouse in the hope it will attract new businesses.
Redcar and Cleveland Council hopes the newly-regenerated Coatham Boathouse will encourage a leisure business to set up on the lake.
A council spokesman said the site, which dates back to the 1930s, was also now suitable for a cafe and shops.
The regeneration was partly funded by the Coastal Communities initiative to support business start-ups.
The work to the building has included rewiring, as well as new walls, doors and windows.
The site, which is to let, also has permission for a hot food takeaway.
Cabinet member for economic growth, Councillor Mark Hannon, said: "We have redesigned the boathouse to create a great opportunity for a business to occupy tailor-made facilities."