Five multi-disciplinary teams of landscape designers, architects and artists have been shortlisted for the transformation of Wyre's waterfront.
A total of 53 entries were submitted for the contest aimed at creating a new coastal trail between Cleveleys and Fleetwood in Lancashire.
The five shortlisted includes:
- White, of Sweden, with Jeppe Hein, the Berlin-based artist
- BCA Landscape with Liverpool practice Studio Three Architects
- Levitate Architecture with Grit and Pearl
- Ian McChesney Architects with Untitled Practice and Peter Kirby
- LDA with Softroom Architecture
A winner is expected to be chosen following a final interview on 28 April this year.
The successful team is then due to start in May with construction aimed at starting in the autumn.
Funding has come from the Government's Sea Change programme, which recognises schemes with the potential to regenerate seaside towns through cultural and environmental enhancements.
Match funding comes from Wyre Council and the Lofthouse family, the makers of the world famous Fisherman's Friend lozenges, manufactured in Fleetwood.
The bulk of the money will go on a major redevelopment of Marine Hall & Gardens.
There will also be an architectural wildlife structure at Rossall Point, a mythical coastal trail linking Cleveleys and Fleetwood and public artwork reflecting local heritage and a wildlife observation centre.