Delivered 2015 – 2021

Spring 2021

Christchurch Beach Recycling & Rock Groyne Repairs

Recycling existing beach material to adjust levels at Avon, Friars Cliff and Highcliffe beaches, carrying out repairs to the existing rock groynes across the Christchurch frontage, and placing additional rock armour to reinforce the Steamer Point path.

2020- 2021

Canford Cliffs Stabilisation Works

A programme of stabilisation works to address the 2017 landslip below Cliff Drive, Poole. This scheme supports the £9.5 million investment programme on Poole’s seafront and the plans to convert the Canford Cliffs pavilion into a cafe and refurbish the public toilets and beach huts

Winter 2020/21

Beach Renourishment: Southbourne to Poole

Part of the Poole Bay Beach Management Scheme (2015-2032). Some 350,500m³ of dredged material was distributed on seven depleted beach areas between Solent Path, Southbourne and Shore Road, Poole

Winter 2020/21

Timber Groyne renewal

Part of the Poole Bay Beach Management Scheme (2015-2032). Stage 1 of a two-year £1.9 million programme to renew eight timber groynes between the Poole/Bournemouth boundary and Durley Chine. Five groynes between the boundary and Middle Chine were deconstructed and replaced with 4 more evenly spaced groynes


Poole Quay Sea Wall / Dolphin Haven

A project to safeguard the integrity of the town’s quay structures whilst enabling the Environment Agency to address the requirements to improve its flood defences.

Spring/Summer 2018

Holes Bay Flood Defences

New flood defence structures for the Creekmoor and Sterte Channels, housing tidal valves to prevent tidal water travelling back up the channels during high tides.


Poole Bay Nearshore Beach Replenishment Trial

A beach replenishment process trial that could make future projects more economically & environmentally sustainable. The trial started in February 2015 with the placement of approximately 30,000m³ 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.


Whitley Lake Sea Defence Feasibility Study

A 5-year project to ascertain whether it is possible to create and stabilise a saltmarsh foreshore and sandy beach in front of a hardened sea defence structure, as a possible sea defence solution within Poole Harbour. 

Winter 2016/17

Hamworthy Sea Wall Maintenance Repairs

The repair of damaged sections of the concrete sea wall and promenade at Hamworthy Park.

Spring 2016

Beach Replenishment: Bournemouth Pier to Solent Beach

BIS5, part of the Poole Bay Beach Management Scheme – a 17-year plan to protect the coastal frontages of Poole and Bournemouth. A volume of 355,500m³ of dredged material was distributed on the beach between Bournemouth Pier and Solent Beach at Hengistbury Head (existing groyne No. B16 in the west to No. B36 in the east).

Winter 2015/16

Groyne Replacement, Bournemouth Beach

The first project in the first phase of the  Poole Bay Beach Management Scheme – a 17-year plan to protect the coastal frontages of Poole and Bournemouth. Ten (of a planned total of 53) timber groynes were replaced east of Boscombe Pier.

Past projects (2005-2015)