First sneak peek at Weston's See Monster

The SEE MONSTER will be coming to Weston in the summer.

This is the first look at the See Monster. - Credit: UNBOXED

A first look at the huge North Sea platform to be displayed in Weston has been released by organisers. 

The platform - named See Monster - will dominate the town's landscape this summer when the installation opens at the Tropicana. 

Leeds-based creative studio New Substance, in collaboration with North Somerset Council, will bring the decommissioned structure to Weston as part of a national art exhibition.

See Monster will celebrate the Great British weather, drawing on the town's unique locality and feature renewable energy sources such as a wind turbine, a waterfall and planted gardens which will power the structure.  

An artist's impression of See Monster.

An artist's impression of See Monster. - Credit: New Substance

Project organisers say the See Monster 'aims to shine a light on the resilience of our forgotten coast', and 'stimulate conversations' about how renewable energy can build a more sustainable future. 

Weston will host one of the 10 art installations exhibited across the country this year, delivered by Unboxed: Creativity in the UK.

Construction of See Monster will begin in the spring. When it opens in the summer, Westonians will be given priority access.