SC130035 - Trialling a new approach to beach replenishment in Poole Bay

Theme:Asset Management
Project status:Completed
Start date:01/01/2015
End date:30/03/2018
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OVERALL OBJECTIVES

We worked with the Borough of Poole Council in Dorset and the Channel Coastal Observatory (CCO) to trial and monitor a new approach to beach replenishment in Poole Bay.

The concept was to make use of locally dredged sediment and place it near the shore, allowing the prevailing waves and tidal currents to move material toward and along the beach. A similar approach has been used widely in the Netherlands and more recently in Denmark. The trial was the first of its kind in the UK.