Reimagining Margate

Using the town of Margate as their case study, students from Studio 2 of the BA Architecture Course at Central Saint Martin’s were inspired by the Blue New Deal to explore new ideas for living, working and playing by the seaside.

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Author: Central Saint Martin’s Studio 2 Architecture Students

Location: Margate

Scottish Seabird Centre
ScottishSeabirdCentre (c) Sean Bell

The Scottish Seabird Centre is a conservation and education charity dedicated to inspiring people to appreciate and care for wildlife and natural heritage. It is delivering significant socio-economic benefits to the area, including supporting over 80 jobs and contributing over £2million per annum to the local economy.

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Author: The Scottish Seabird Centre

Location: North Berwick, East Lothian, Scotland

Walk the entire Welsh coastline
Group of friends having a drink on terrace overlooking beach
Ty Newydd Hotel
Lleyn Peninsula
Towns And Villages

The Wales Coast Path is the first in the world to encompass a country’s entire coastline. It connects local communities to their beautiful and diverse coast and it supports several thousands of businesses.

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Author: Wales Coast Path

Location: Wales

Community-led marine conservation

A community marine conservation organisation in the Firth of Clyde in Scotland is leading the way in promoting better protection of the marine environment to the benefit of people and the economy.

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Author: COAST (Community of Arran Seabed Trust)

Location: Isle of Arran, Firth of Clyde, Scotland

Loving the beach
Venus Company

The Venus Company aims to balance its customers’ needs with environmental and social considerations. The six Venus cafés and shops at beaches and locations in Devon and Cornwall support 30 jobs.

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Author: The Venus Company

Location: South West England

Supporting the fishing community
Hastings Fishermen's Protection Society

The Hastings Fishermen’s Protection Society is helping to promote the social, cultural and economic value of the UK’s largest beach-launched fishing fleets.

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Author: Hastings Fishermen’s Protection Society

Location: East Sussex, South East England

Coastal adaptation at Birling Gap
Birling Gap, The National Trust

To tackle the challenge of coastal erosion, the property team at Birling Gap decided to work as much as possible with nature and not against it, in order to maintain a local attraction that receives around 350,000 visitors a year.

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Author: The National Trust

Location: Birling Gap, East Sussex, South East England

Restoring habitats to increase resilience
Photo by Peter Holmes

The Medmerry Realignment Scheme in West Sussex is an innovative coastal defence saving £300,000 in taxpayers’ money each year and enabling year-round business opportunities.

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Author: New Economics Foundation

Location: West Sussex, South East England

The South West Coast Path
"SWCP Minehead start" by Geof Sheppard - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons

The South West Coast Path is used all year round by walkers, who contribute millions of pounds into shops and businesses in the region supporting almost 10,000 local jobs.

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Author: The South West Coast Path team

Location: South West England

Eco-tourism in the Isle of Mull
Isle of Mull, Eagle by Jacob Spinks, Flickr

The Isle of Mull’s diverse wildlife, including iconic Scottish species like puffins and basking sharks, support a lot of the local industry and jobs. Wildlife tourism supports at least 110 jobs and £1.4 million of local income.

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Author: New Economics Foundation

Location: Inner Hebrides, Scotland