Branksome Chine public space enhancements

Last updated 12th April 2019

The Project

Construction planned during autumn 2019

This project will:

  • Create a more welcoming public plaza with improved surfacing and artistic features
  • Add new bench seating, with planters & trees to soften tarmac surfaces
  • Improve the public toilets
  • Enable the Land Train to bring visitors to the area* with enhanced Land Train features and services
  • Include improved way marking and signage

*The Land Train from Bournemouth Pier now visits Branksome Chine following a successful trial and public feedback during summer 2018.

The new design for Branksome Chine includes an improved turning circle for the train and softer landscaping.

Land Train Timetable & Ticket Prices

Progress Updates

  • Winter 2018/19 Building surveys of the public toilet for improvements plans and investment in pumping station
  • August – September 2018 Landscaping improvement proposals were made available for public comment at a drop-in event at Branksome Chine on Wednesday 15th August. The plans were then made available to view & for comments, at Sandbanks Beach Office and online, until 12th September. All feedback was then reviewed by the Design Team.
  • May 2018 Works to create a turning circle for the Land Train were completed in February, and in May we started the new transport service trial with the train now visiting Branksome Chine.
  • The Arts Development Company together with Dorset Coast Forum and Borough of Poole have appointed local landscape artist Amanda Moore to design the new public space (press release February 2018).

Project Details

Budget Up to £180,000
Funding Coastal Communities Fund 
Project Lead Anthony Rogers, Recreation Manager

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