Another award for Spanish City

Whitley Bay’s Spanish City has been awarded yet another prestigious accolade.

Last night, at the annual North East Property Awards, the iconic Grade II-listed building won in the ceremony’s Refit/Refurbishment of the Year category.

It is the latest in a string of awards for Spanish City, which was recently among four winners at the RIBA North East Awards from the Royal Institute of British Architects in recognition of its architectural excellence.

North Tyneside’s Elected Mayor, Norma Redfearn CBE, said: “We are immensely proud of Spanish City and the regeneration work that has gone into restoring it – so to see it claiming another prestigious award is absolutely fantastic.

“The Spanish City means so much to our residents and the work has brought a real optimism to the area. So many businesses are making the coast their home, which is bringing new investment and more visitors are getting the chance to experience our beautiful coastline.”

The Spanish City re-opened to the public in June 2018 after North Tyneside Council’s major restoration project. The council secured £3.47m from the National Lottery Heritage Fund and £2.5m from a Coastal Communities grant.