HAT Projects

Entrant's Summary: Sunspot is creating real change in the country’s most deprived community, through nurturing entrepreneurship and creating a literal and symbolic focal point. On the seafront in Jaywick Sands, it occupies a site that was derelict for decades – a visible scar in the centre of the community. Now housing over 20 businesses, as well as a weekly market and other community facilities, it is a bold landmark, acclaimed for its design as well as its economic and social impact. It is supporting the wider regeneration of Jaywick Sands, restoring its promise as a visitor destination and uniting the two sides of the village through becoming a hub for daily life in the community.