Flaghead Chine

Seaside Garden & Beach Huts

Completed June 2018

The Project

Four large family beach huts and a stunning trio of Portland stone shell sculptures are the focal point of a new Seaside Garden at Flaghead Chine.

Designed to connect the spectacular views through the wooded chine onto the beach and beyond to the Purbeck Hills, the garden offers younger visitors the opportunity for sensory & quiet play, and creates an inspirational meeting point for friends and family.

11th July, the project team enjoyed a day at the seafront to celebrate their achievements

The completed project


Enjoy a timelapse video shot over the course of the renovation project

Project progress galleries

June 2018 The beach huts were delivered to site on 12th June, and the bespoke seashell sculptures arrived on 20th June to complete the beautiful new Seaside Garden; they feature a Whelk, Ammonite & Sea Urchin.

April 2018 Works commenced on Monday morning, 16th April. Public access was maintained at all times through the chine and along the promenade; fencing erected around the space for the new garden resulted in a short diversion.

March 2018 Sculptor Phil Bews created small scale models, called maquettes, of our new stone shells. These helped the stonemasons, Albion Stone, plan how they would make the full size shells

Flaghead Chine before the project

Project Details

Garden Budget £55,000
Funding Coastal Communities Fund
Beach Huts Budget £30,000
Funding Borough of Poole
Garden Project Design Barbara Uphoff
Garden Project Lead Reuben Hawkwood
Lead Contractor BCP Council, Poole Street Scene Services

BCP Seafront Strategy Statement 2020

Creating a World Class Seafront, promoting investment, wellbeing and sustainability

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