Shore Road public space, buildings & facilities

Last updated 17th October 2018

The Project

Planning Permission granted 26th September

The Planning Application APP/18/01039/F can be viewed online at https://boppa.poole.gov.uk/online-applications

As a major gateway for people visiting Poole Beaches, this project at Shore Road offers the opportunity to create a greater sense of arrival and welcome to the area by:

  • Creating an attractive plaza that visitors can enjoy and that signifies Shore Road’s importance as the starting point of the promenade around Poole Bay.
  • Enhancing public spaces & facilities including a water sports concession and a new ice cream kiosk which will sell drinks and snacks such as sandwiches & paninis. It will open seasonally from 9am – 7pm.
  • Improving the external appearance of existing buildings such as the public toilets & Beach Station; the Beach Ranger Service will operate from a temporary beach office at Shore Road in 2018, prior to a permanent office opening in spring 2019.
  • Developing/refurbishing the standard of beach huts in this area.

Public engagement

Thank you to everyone who shared their views with the Design Team at the engagement drop in day, via this website or at the comments box at Sandbanks Beach Office.

All your feedback has helped the Design Team to shape the final designs. Planning Permission has now been granted; updated artwork is being finalised and will be available here soon – meanwhile here’s a summary of how your feedback has influenced the project:

Main concerns highlighted during public engagement: How this feedback has been used to shape the final designs:

Size of the club room

Increased size of facilities accessible to clubs

Provide separate male & female changing rooms Changed from unisex to separate male & female changing rooms
Sheltered seating with a back rest Moved sheltered seating to south facing view and added back rests to plaza seating
Suitable planting Added planting
Location and number of cycle racks Improved cycle facilities
Improved beach shower(s) with taps Increased shower provision

The Proposed Plans

Updated July/August 2018 and submitted with the Planning Application in August. Proposals include public art, seating, resurfacing, refurbished toilets & showers, two new short-term hire beach huts, a new beach office, watersports centre and catering kiosk.

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Proposed Elevations

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Proposed Site Plan

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The new ice cream kiosk at the Beach Station

Progress Updates

  • 26th September 2018 Planning Permission granted
  • August 2018 – formal consultation Planning Application APP/18/01039/F was made available online at https://boppa.poole.gov.uk/online-applications with comments invited by 8th September.
  • May & June 2018 – public engagement The proposed plans were shared with stakeholders and residents with feedback helping to shape the Planning Application submitted in August.
  • April 2018 The new ice cream kiosk is now open at the Beach Station. The Ranger Service will operate from a temporary base at Shore Road during 2018, prior to a permanent office opening in spring 2019.

  • February 2018 Planning permission was granted in February 2018 for Change of Use of the Beach Station to Ice Cream Kiosk (Planning Application APP/17/01898/F for details).

  • February 2018 Scottish & Southern Electricity completed works to improve the power supply to Shore Road.

February 2018 Simon Morgan of Morgan Design Studio was appointed to look at architectural design improvements to the existing buildings at Shore Road to reinvigorate this area. Our design brief included finding creative solutions to operational issues such as waste collection.

Local landscape artist Amanda Moore was selected to work with Simon and join the project team comprising The Arts Development Company, Dorset Coast Forum and Borough of Poole.

Project Details

Public Space Budget £500,000
Funding Coastal Communities Fund &
Planning Obligations Fund £90,000*
Beach Huts Budget £60,000
Funding Borough of Poole
Project Lead Anthony Rogers, Recreation Manager
Design Lead Morgan Design Studio

Part funded by the Coastal Communities Fund coordinated by the Dorset Coast Forum

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