Milford-on-Sea replacement beach huts scheme
119 new beach huts are being built on the seafront at Milford-on-Sea to replace the huts that were severely damaged in the violent storms of 2014. The new huts are designed to enhance the seafront, stand up to the challenging coastal conditions and meet the needs of beach hut users, local people and visitors.
The replacement huts are being set back into the upper promenade which will be extended out over the huts, reducing their exposure to the elements and enabling visitors to enjoy spectacular views of the Isle of Wight from the upper prom. The lower promenade is being widened, improving access, providing further protection to the huts and removing the hazardous gap that existed between the upper prom and the old huts. A slim stainless steel balustrade will protect the public on the upper prom.
To stand up to winter storms the huts are being built of concrete in four terraces positioned further west than the old huts. There will be no huts at the eastern, most exposed end of the prom, resulting in open views from around the Needles Eye Café. The huts will have coloured wooden doors to help absorb wave impacts. A new curved access ramp is being developed for the western end of the site to improve access to the lower prom, while a shallower ramp will run behind the beach huts at the eastern end of the new layout, before making a right hand turn onto the lower prom.
You can watch the progress of the project through the onsite camera, which takes a photo of the site every hour between dawn and dusk. Follow the build online