LOCAL NEWS: Poole Shore Road plans taken to next stage


Contractor, Stepnell Ltd, has been appointed for the planned improvements for Shore Road in Poole. 

Plans to transform Shore Road into a more attractive major gateway for people visiting Poole’s beaches are underway.

BCP Council are working in partnership with lead designer Morgan Design Studio, supported by landscape artist Amanda Moore.

The overall aim is to create a better welcome that signifies the importance of Shore Road as the starting point to the promenade around Poole Bay. 

New plans will see improvements to the overall public space. In particular, enhancements to public toilets, new seating and a refurbishment of the beach huts. Additionally, there are also plans for a new water sports centre and a larger refreshment kiosk.

Councillor Lewis Allison, Cabinet Member for Leisure and Tourism said: “We’re now finalising the details, working with our partners on what is already a stunning location on Poole seafront, to improve the welcome and the facilities for residents and visitors to enjoy the space, and to create a sense of arrival.”

The works will cost up to £900,000. However, they are part of a £9.5 million investment in Poole’s seafront, funded by BCP Council and supported by £1.2 million from the Coastal Communities Fund (CCF).

They also from part of the ‘Dorset Coastal Connections’ portfolio of 18 projects along the Dorset Coast. 

Work will commence early September 2019.

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