During the autumn and winter, the practice has been helping local Whitby fishermen develop initial, outline, proposals for a new lobster hatchery facility and visitor centre, within the existing Whitby Fish Market building along Pier Road in Whitby Harbour.
We have also been contributing to discussions with key local stakeholders about the project, and there is now broad support for the Whitby Lobster Hatchery from the local community.
Initial funds to carry out the required surveys of the existing building and structure were successfully raised by crowdfunding. We were excited to join the structural engineer to carry out an initial structural assessment of the pier earlier this month.
A full design process is currently scheduled to commence in May 2021. Visit the project page for more information.