Hartlepool has an ambitious regeneration programme based around the Church Street Innovation and Skills Quarter, Hartlepool Waterfront and Seaton Carew.

Innovation and Skills Quarter

The ISQ aims to revitalise Church Street and develop a thriving creative industries quarter based around Cleveland College of Art and Design’s new campus. The ISQ will strengthen links between the town centre and waterfront and provide modern business workspace in a supported incubation facility for creative industries businesses. Major improvements will be made to the environment in Church Street and Church Square and a new pedestrian crossing will be created at Stockton Street.

An artist's impression of the regenerated Church Square.

An artist's impression of how Church Square will look

The BIS- Managed Workspace for Creative Industries

The BIS - a new managed workspace facility will be constructed on the site of the former GPO building on Whitby Street to provide business incubation facilities for start up businesses in the creative industries sector including design graduates from Cleveland College of Art and Design.  The centre will offer office and workshop space together with specialist business support.  

For any enquiries please contact the Economic Regeneration Team on (01429) 867677 or


Hartlepool Waterfront

Hartlepool Waterfront will be developed as landmark destination with a mix of civic, cultural, leisure and visitor attraction uses to complement the restaurants, cafes, bars and shops around Hartlepool Marina. The aim is to create a fun family day out building upon the visitor offer at the National Museum of the Royal Navy, Hartlepool with new developments on the former Jacksons Landing site.


Seaton Carew

A new outdoor leisure park will be created with children's play facilities including a water play area with bespoke water jets. Eight beach huts will be built to recreate a traditional seaside character.  The project will also deliver major landscape improvements, new seating areas & picnic benches.

The project will rejuvenate & enhance the setting of the Grade II Listed Clock Tower & Bus Station reflecting the importance of its art deco heritage.

Waves sculpture

An impression of Stuart Langley's sculpture 'Waves'

Further information and updates on Hartlepool’s Regeneration projects please see: