Brand new beach lodges have been installed on the Boscombe seafront as part Bournemouth Borough Council’s £1.75 million plan.
Seafront Strategy, a plan by Bournemouth Borough Council, aims to develop the seafront and improve Bournemouth’s coastline. Yesterday, the council delivered 15 new huts to Boscombe beach, hoping to develop the natural assets of the area.
The new lodges designed by Ecological Developments, were delivered to Manor Steps in Boscombe, where it already holds new and improved toilet facilities. A refreshment and small manned beach office is set to be built on the site in the upcoming months.
Each lodge can sleep up to 6 people – 4 adults and 2 children, with shower facilities, a flushing toilet and galley kitchen, which can be booked for a 3 day weekend or 4 day mid-week break.
Counsellor Lawrence Williams, Cabinet Member for Tourism Leisure and the Arts said, “the beach huts have been created to attract holiday makers to that stretch of the beach. We have done this as part of the Seafront Strategy to improve Bournemouth’s seafront.”
The construction of the project which began during the summer, includes an installation of a zig-zag path, which leads to the beach from Boscombe Overcliff Drive, as well as new solar panelled bollards.
The 15 overnight huts will be open in Easter 2017, with summer prices beginning at £625 for a 3 day break.
Watch the interview below, with Paul Barrow from Ecological Developments.