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Weymouth Promenade Lighting

The Weymouth Promenade Lighting project will create an artist-designed lighting scheme along Weymouth promenade to provide a welcoming atmosphere for evening strollers, improve views towards Weymouth Bay and enhance the night-time image of the town and seafront. The scheme's design will be based upon the aspirations of the local community and will create a new, exciting, attractive visual aesthetic to complement the existing lighting scheme, both by day and night.

The project aims to unify three different 'character zones' of the promenade and to draw people along the promenade and out along the footway along the north side of the 'Pavilion' peninsula. The character zones are from Greenhill to the Pier Bandstand (zone 1), from the Pier Bandstand to the end of the Esplanade (zone 2), then from the end of the Esplanade to end of the 'Pavilion peninsula (zone 3).



Point A - Greenhill; Grid Reference: SY 68696 80615 / Post Code: DT4 7SL

Point B - Pier Bandstand; Grid Reference: SY 68212 79870 / Post Code: DT4 7RR

Point C - End of Esplanade; Grid Reference: SY 68255 78868 / Post Code: DT4 8EA

Point D - End of Peninsula; Grid Reference: SY 68502 79049 / Post Code: DT4 8EA





Developing Weymouth's promenade lighting was part of the ‘Coastal Connections- people and places’ bid to the Coastal Communities Fund, and will receive £200,000 from this successful bid, granted in April 2017. The project partners leading on this project are Weymouth & Portland Borough Council and Bounce Back Arts. Bounce Back Arts are a Community Interest Company set up by a small group of qualified residents in March 2015 to promote closer community involvement in public art and public realm enhancements in Weymouth and Portland.

Community consultation is a key component in taking this project forward to the design concept phase. Understanding the thoughts and feelings of the local community and visitors is essential to this project and will help the project team get the right result for Weymouth.

What happens next?

The initial community consultation has now closed and all responses have been summarised in the Weymouth Lighting Community Consultation Summary report. This information will be key to the design process to ensure that the new lighting scheme reflects the views of the community and visitors to Weymouth. The community's aspirations have been outlined in a design brief developed by Bounce Back Arts.

The design brief was approved by Weymouth & Portland Borough Council’s Management Committee on the 12th December 2017. The brief was advertised nationally for artists to apply to design the new lighting scheme. Three qualified and established artist's studios have recently been shortlisted from a body of high quality submissions. Following last Autumn's community engagement, continuing liaison with local target groups and a site visit, the three studios will embark on the exciting work of designing initial lighting concepts. Following this, one of the studios will be invited to publicly exhibit their concepts for feedback, before developing detailed designs during Spring 2018.

The final design will likely be subject to planning permission and, once this is secured and appropriate contractors are in place, final installation of the scheme is planned for Spring 2019.


The Weymouth Promenade Lighting project will create an artist-designed lighting scheme along Weymouth promenade to provide a welcoming atmosphere for evening strollers, improve views towards Weymouth Bay and enhance the night-time image of the town and seafront. The scheme's design will be based upon the aspirations of the local community and will create a new, exciting, attractive visual aesthetic to complement the existing lighting scheme, both by day and night.

The project aims to unify three different 'character zones' of the promenade and to draw people along the promenade and out along the footway along the north side of the 'Pavilion' peninsula. The character zones are from Greenhill to the Pier Bandstand (zone 1), from the Pier Bandstand to the end of the Esplanade (zone 2), then from the end of the Esplanade to end of the 'Pavilion peninsula (zone 3).



Point A - Greenhill; Grid Reference: SY 68696 80615 / Post Code: DT4 7SL

Point B - Pier Bandstand; Grid Reference: SY 68212 79870 / Post Code: DT4 7RR

Point C - End of Esplanade; Grid Reference: SY 68255 78868 / Post Code: DT4 8EA

Point D - End of Peninsula; Grid Reference: SY 68502 79049 / Post Code: DT4 8EA





Developing Weymouth's promenade lighting was part of the ‘Coastal Connections- people and places’ bid to the Coastal Communities Fund, and will receive £200,000 from this successful bid, granted in April 2017. The project partners leading on this project are Weymouth & Portland Borough Council and Bounce Back Arts. Bounce Back Arts are a Community Interest Company set up by a small group of qualified residents in March 2015 to promote closer community involvement in public art and public realm enhancements in Weymouth and Portland.

Community consultation is a key component in taking this project forward to the design concept phase. Understanding the thoughts and feelings of the local community and visitors is essential to this project and will help the project team get the right result for Weymouth.

What happens next?

The initial community consultation has now closed and all responses have been summarised in the Weymouth Lighting Community Consultation Summary report. This information will be key to the design process to ensure that the new lighting scheme reflects the views of the community and visitors to Weymouth. The community's aspirations have been outlined in a design brief developed by Bounce Back Arts.

The design brief was approved by Weymouth & Portland Borough Council’s Management Committee on the 12th December 2017. The brief was advertised nationally for artists to apply to design the new lighting scheme. Three qualified and established artist's studios have recently been shortlisted from a body of high quality submissions. Following last Autumn's community engagement, continuing liaison with local target groups and a site visit, the three studios will embark on the exciting work of designing initial lighting concepts. Following this, one of the studios will be invited to publicly exhibit their concepts for feedback, before developing detailed designs during Spring 2018.

The final design will likely be subject to planning permission and, once this is secured and appropriate contractors are in place, final installation of the scheme is planned for Spring 2019.


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