Redcar Beacon named among UK's ugliest buildings

The Redcar Beacon has been named among the country's ugliest buildings by an industry magazine.

The seaside vertical pier, which cost £1.6m, was shortlisted for the annual Carbuncle Cup - a spoof award run by Building Design to find the worst architecture in the country. The 'winner' will be announced at the end of August.

The Redcar Beacon opened in March 2013 to attract more visitors to the town Credit: ITV