Pier Approach Regeneration
Pier Approach sees over 2 million visitors pass through each year and, prior to refurbishment had become dated and tired, suffering from collapsing paving. It had previously been refurbished in the early 1980s.
This principal arrival point onto the seafront links Bournemouth Pier and surrounding leisure attractions with the historic Grade II listed Lower Gardens and is often used as a centre stage setting for major events including the Bournemouth Air Festival, Marathon and Arts Festival.
The project was delivered by the Council’s Destination, Development and Strategy Team in two phases:
Phase 1 – eastern side of Pier Approach, completed 2015
Delivering new hard and soft landscaping; a family friendly waterplay feature together with seating terrace, leaf shaped shelter and a new Tourist Information Centre was constructed. This phase of the scheme also features new low-energy LED street lighting incorporating light display projectors.
Phase 2 – central & western areas of Pier Approach, completed 2018
Adding further hard and soft landscaping at Pier Approach and the installation of the first semi-submerged bins providing additional refuse capacity
Pier Approach west
BCP Seafront Strategy Statement 2020
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