Delivered since 2005
Hamworthy Sea Wall Maintenance Repairs
The repair of damaged sections of the concrete sea wall and promenade at Hamworthy Park.
Beach Replenishment: Bournemouth Pier to Solent Beach
Part of a 17-year Beach Management Scheme to protect Bournemouth’s coastline. A volume of 355,500m³ of dredged material was distributed on the beach between Bournemouth Pier and Solent Beach (existing groyne No. B16 in the west to No. B36 in the east).
Groyne Replacement, Bournemouth Beach – Phase 1, Year 1
Part of a 17-year Beach Management Scheme to protect Bournemouth’s coastline. Ten (of a planned total of 53) timber groynes were replaced east of Boscombe Pier.
2005 – 2015
Projects between 2005 – 2015 can be found at our archived websites; links below will open in a new window.
Poole Bay Nearshore Beach Replenishment Trial 2015
A beach replenishment process trial that could make future projects more economically and environmentally sustainable. The trial started in February 2015 with the placement of approximately 30,000 cubic metres of sandy material offshore at Canford Cliffs, with subsequent surveys & monitoring by the Channel Coastal Observatory. A final report was published by the Environment Agency in March 2018.
Storm Repairs – Shore Road towards Branksome beach
The storms of winter 2013/14 caused a significant loss of sand along the frontage at Shore Road and towards Branksome beach and replenishment work was prioritised to ensure the beach was wide enough to protect properties and infastructure against further storm damage. Funding of £1.8 million was awarded to recycle sand from the Swash Channel, Poole Harbour; work was completed in December 2014.
Storm Repairs – Baiter Sea Wall
During the storms of winter 2013/14 scouring below the sea wall’s foundations caused damage to the footpath behind. Whilst the footpath was repaired immediately, further work was needed to ensure the integrity of the wall, to contain the historic landfill site to the rear and to ensure the future safety of pedestrians.
Sand Recycling Trials on Poole’s Beaches
During November 2013 a one-
2008 – 2010
Bournemouth Beach Top-ups
During the three years 2008-
Bournemouth Timber Groyne Repair Works
A £1 million project to repair four of Bournemouth’s groynes carried out between November 2009 –
New Rock Groynes, Branksome Beach
A £1.9 million, five month project to create five new rock groynes between Branksome Chine and Branksome Dene Chine. Construction was completed May 2009.
Bournemouth Beach Replenishment
700,000 cubic metres (approx 1 million metric tonnes) of sand from the dredging area off the Isle of Wight was used to replenish Bournemouth’s beaches between Boscombe & Alum Chine.
Poole Bay & Swanage Beach Replenishment
Approx 1.1 million cubic metres (1.65 million metric tonnes) of sand dredged from Poole Harbour channels & approaches was used to replenish beaches at Swanage, Poole & Bournemouth to protect them from erosion.
Sandbanks Coast Protection 1995 – 2003
Two schemes that pre-date the poolebay.net website – the construction of Rock Groynes (1995 & 2001) and Beach Replenishment 2003 at Sandbanks – are described in a report from Borough of Poole’s Senior Engineer.