Residents have been reassured over feared storm damage to the sea wall surrounding Redcar’s Regent Cinema.

Redcar and Cleveland Councillor Carl Quartermain said he had been contacted by members of the public with concerns over the structure, which was intact.

However the concrete casing around an outfall pipe belonging to Northumbrian Water, which emerges from behind the cinema, had recently been damaged with the company putting safety measures in place in order to carry out a temporary repair.

Cllr Quartermain said: “The sea wall is doing its job, but it is important we have regular checks carried out.”

In a Facebook post the cabinet member and Coatham ward councillor said consultants had been called upon to carry out an inspection of the sea wall, which did not find any damage, although it did pick up some known issues with gaps in flexible jointing already programmed in for works.

He described “depleted beach levels” which were exposing some sea facing structures in Redcar and damage which had been caused to the slipway onto the beach opposite Dundas Street.

Cllr Quartermain said he had requested a report on all of the local authority’s seafront assets which were periodically monitored.

Describing its involvement, a spokeswoman for Northumbrian Water said: “We have been made aware of some damage caused to the structure of one of our outfalls in Redcar following the recent storms.

“Our teams are currently putting safety measures in place and a temporary repair will be taking place next week.

“The damage caused to the outfall pipe is only impacting the outside of the structure, meaning there is no risk to the environment here.

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“We expect the full repair to be a complex project and so we have scheduled this in for later in the year.”

The £9.6m three-screen Regent Cinema, operated by Merlin Cinemas on behalf of Redcar and Cleveland Council, opened in October 2022 on the site of the old Regent which was demolished in 2020 after significant structural defects were discovered.

There has been a theatre and some form of entertainment venue on the site since 1875.