Redcar Beacon is a “vertical pier” opened to the public in March 2013 as part of £75 million seafront rejuvenation project. It cost £1.6 million to build, it’s 24m tall and features an observation deck, café and multiple retail units.
As the centrepiece of the project I must admit that I was seriously underwhelmed both by the height (I was expecting something taller) and design of the Redcar Beacon. The word that comes to mind is “naff”. But maybe I’m being too harsh?