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White Rock Fountain Project

Redesign of the White Rock Fountain

Hastings Borough Council has successfully secured funding from the Coastal Communities Fund to rejuvenate the area known as the White Rock Fountain on Hastings seafront (located between The Source and the Pier). HBC’s Barbara Browning writes.

Saville Jones architects are working with the council on the space at White Rock fountain and have produced a concept design with examples of what could be included in the space.

Councillor Kim Forward, lead member for regeneration said, “We would like you to take part in our survey to let us know what you think of the concept designs. You will also be able to see the designs at the pier, White Rock Hotel and The Source during their normal opening times. ”

The White Rock Fountain Project is just one of a number of projects which will make the White Rock area a destination in its own right.

To take part in the survey: White Rock Fountain Project survey. The survey closes for responses on Friday 15th December at 12 noon.

Government news article: £40million cash boost for the coast.

Posted 06:19 Wednesday, Nov 22, 2017 In: Home Ground


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  1. Michael

    Goodly amount of rubbish bins would be appreciated.
    Not pretty, but neither is rubbish, blowing in the wind.

    Comment by Michael — Thursday, Dec 14, 2017 @ 00:28

  2. Ian Morson

    I love the design. It is interesting that there are a couple of comments about protecting the project from skateboarders. I would have thought that, with the Source Park right there, the council should be accommodating skateboarders.

    Comment by Ian Morson — Friday, Nov 24, 2017 @ 08:41

  3. Ms.Doubtfire

    The ‘conceptual render’ looks nothing like the area being discussed…it resembles some fanciful artists impression with great artistic licence.
    Another scheme whereby the only people to benefit will be the consultants and the architects. Why is this council so easily lead?

    Comment by Ms.Doubtfire — Thursday, Nov 23, 2017 @ 09:08

  4. Rod Webb

    It’s clear something has to be done about the existing eyesore. This looks like a good design in principle. Let’s hope it has proper consultation along the way to make sure the money is well spent for a sustainable design that adds to the town in the long term.

    Comment by Rod Webb — Thursday, Nov 23, 2017 @ 07:59

  5. Steve Wilkins

    If you need the name of a good architect team, I recommend DRMM. I seem to remember they won an award recently for something quite close by…

    Comment by Steve Wilkins — Wednesday, Nov 22, 2017 @ 21:38

  6. Cecily Harends

    Love the idea but hope but as previously mentioned there needs to be a skateboard deterrent around the fountain etc.

    Comment by Cecily Harends — Wednesday, Nov 22, 2017 @ 17:09

  7. David Risley

    Looks good i like the idea of the mister but may be a problem with spray being blown off the fountain area? Also i trust it will have suitable protection from BMX and skateboard damage from the outset on wooden benches and steps. A bit more height between the road and fountain would help to screen some road noise etc. Well done HBC in winning the funding, good to see Hastings positioning itself, with this and other initiatives already in place, to pick up the brexit bonus when air travel becomes less affordable beyond our exit from the EU.

    Comment by David Risley — Wednesday, Nov 22, 2017 @ 12:44


    the regeneration of anywhere in Hastings is always welcomed; apart from the fact that the conceptual render looks like something from Dubai, I hope the money spent on architects, and … whisper the name … ‘consultants, has been/will be wisely and competitively spent … there is so much wasted on these ‘10% men’ these days imo .

    Comment by BRUCE ROLSTON — Wednesday, Nov 22, 2017 @ 09:23

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