A trio of Cumbrian firms have secured contracts as part of a £12 million regeneration project in Maryport.

The aim is to enhance and develop three principal areas of the town: the high street, harbour and promenade.

Cubby Construction of Carlisle will create the new café and beach shop on the promenade, formerly a disused toilet block, complete with views across the Solway.

The promenade project also involves the construction of a new bike and skate track.

Thomas Armstrong Group, based in Flimby, along with the design team from Align Property Partners in Cockermouth, are set to build a new harbourside event space and renovate the Wave, soon to be renamed, the Maryport Activity Centre.

Thomas Armstrong Group also holds the contract for Maryport's public realm scheme.

It involves reconfiguring parking on Senhouse Street, eliminating cluttered street furniture, and installing new signs throughout the town.

The harbourside project includes transforming a patch of grass into an outdoor event and performance space.

Additional upgrades include a new splash park and enhancements to the Shiver Me Timbers play park.

The fourth component of the plans involves upgrades to Maryport Activity Centre.

This includes improving the gym, a more engaging 'Clip n’ Climb', an adventure soft play area, and multipurpose spaces suitable for all ages.

The developments are financed by the Government’s Future High Streets Fund.

Cumberland Council's leader, Councillor Mark Fryer, said "I am looking forward to seeing work start on these great new schemes which will really put Maryport on the map.

“I am doubly pleased to see local firms applying for contracts which will change the landscape where their teams live, work and play. This regeneration will make a difference to everyone who loves to spend time in West Cumbria."