Past Projects

Delivered 2005 – 2015

2005 – 2015

Projects between 2005 – 2015 can be found at our archived websites; links below will open in a new window.

Winter 2014

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.

Winter 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.

Winter 2013

Sand Recycling Trials on Poole’s Beaches

During November 2013 a one-off coast protection trial was prepared at Poole to assess the volume of wind blown sand and the possibility of recycling sand on Poole’s beaches.

2008 – 2010

Bournemouth Beach Top-ups

During the three years 2008-2010 the council pledged to make good the annual sediment losses to keep the beach at a constant level and volume between Boscombe & Southbourne. Replenishment was localised and each project took just a few days.

Winter 2009

Bournemouth Timber Groyne Repair Works

A £1 million project to repair four of Bournemouth’s groynes carried out between November 2009 – February 2010.

Winter 2008

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.

Beach Recharge

Winter 2006/07

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.

Beach Recharge

Winter 2005/06

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.