PAST PROJECTS ARCHIVE
Delivered 2005 – 2015
2005 – 2015
Please note: links to projects carried out between 2008 – 2015 will take you to our archived website, and will open in a new browser window.
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. Replenishment work was prioritised to ensure the beach was wide enough to protect against further storm damage and £1.8 million was awarded to recycle sand from the Swash Channel, Poole Harbour.
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
Bournemouth Beach Improvement Schmes (BIS) 4.3 – 4.5. 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.
2005 – 2007
Details of the two major beach replenishment projects carried out between 2005 – 2007 have been reproduced here with content from the original project websites incl. daily diaries.
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.
Swanage, Poole & Bournemouth 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 and across Poole Bay to protect them from erosion.
1995 – 2003
Sandbanks Coast Protection
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 Poole council’s Senior Engineer.