LOCAL NEWS: Work has started on the Shore Road improvements


Site preparations have started at Shore Road as part of the £9.5 million Seafront Regeneration Project. 

The regeneration project includes £1.2 million support from the Coastal Communities Fund through the Dorset Coastal Connections Portfolio to renovate public spaces at four sites along Poole’s seafront. 

The improvements aim to make the site more appealing to visitors and significant as a starting point to the promenade around Poole Bay. Plans will see enhancements to the public space and facilities, including improvements to public toilets and showers, new seating and a refresh of the beach huts with a programme of refurbishments. A new water sports centre and refreshments kiosk are also part of the plans.

Natalie Poulter, Dorset Coastal Connections, said: “The reactions during the public events were so positive, and we are delighted that these projects are now being realised.”

Artists impression for developments at Shore Road

Branksome Chine is another popular arrival choice for visitors to our beaches and plans for this site will also get underway this month. The current site is dominated by car parks and large areas of tarmac surfaces. New plans will see a public plaza with new and improved surfacing, seating, artwork and plants. Making the area warm and welcoming to visitors. 

Chris Saunders, Head of Operations said: “We’re now finalising the details, working with our partners, at what are already stunning locations on Poole seafront, to create a sense of arrival, improving the welcome and the facilities for residents and visitors to enjoy.”

You can find out more information and keep updates with the works here. 

And more about the Poole Seafronts Developments Project here.


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