A North Yorkshire development has hit a "major milestone" as pictures are released to show the progress of the town's new coastal activity hub.

Containers have now arrived on the site of the Coastal Activity Hub in Redcar as the development moves a step further towards completion.

Redcar town deal board member, Nigel McIntyre, who is also manufacturing director at Alpek Polyester UK, said he was excited by the progress of the project.

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He said: "A major milestone has been reached here at the Coastal Activity Hub with the delivery of containers to site.

"This is really exciting, however, there's still a lot of work to do to finish the construction for November.

"This includes paving and landscaping to create the perfect setting for the hub and the outside areas.

"The hub will develop the potential for our beaches to host a variety of sporting activities and events attracting new visitors to Redcar.

"The national governing bodies for British Triathlon, British Rowing and British Cycling have all endorsed the projects, bringing community activities to the area."

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The hub's facilities are planned to host water, beach, and land-based activities such as windsurfing, kiteboarding, walking, horse riding, running, cycling and yoga.

It will be located in a unique shipping container village that can be used as a meeting place and an informal base for sports clubs and organisations, community groups, school groups, activity leaders, families, or groups of friends.

It will include a range of indoor and outdoor multi-use spaces, public and accessible toilets, showers, lockers, an equipment store, changing facilities and parking.

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The council said an accompanying catering opportunity will enhance the experience for visitors.

A Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council (RCBC) spokesperson said it the external space adjacent to the container village will form a flexible event area that could be used for a range of outdoor activities, such as exercise classes, sports and demonstrations.

They added it could be used to provide space for an event village, hosting competitions including running festivals and triathlons.

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They said: "The Hub will be developed in a phased approach, allowing it to grow over time.

"The first phase will provide facilities which can be added to as its popularity grows. The future offer could also include equipment hire.

"The Coastal Activity Hub could in due course, be a base for larger events, with the adjacent hotel providing supporting accommodation."