In 2010, Place Services produced a development brief for the quayside of Old Harwich, working in partnership with the local Council and community. The vision proposes the Quay as the focus for port-related and cultural activities, with an enhanced promenade for pedestrian leisure and as the setting for events. The project acted as the catalyst for the redevelopment of vacant sites to revitalise the historic waterfront. A new arts centre will celebrate the town's rich history and maritime, forming the heart of a visitor hub. The first phase of the initial streetscape works has been completed.