16 August 2022

During the sunny summer weather thousands of residents and visitors have been flocking to our world famous seafront and many have enjoyed a stroll on our newest attraction – a stunning 850 metre boardwalk.

Safe and accessible

 

The boardwalk, which runs from the Volk's Railway Station at Black Rock to the Volk’s Workshops at the junction with Duke’s Mound, provides an attractive, safe and accessible route across the beach at the eastern seafront.

 

With handrails, stop off points and seating there’s plenty of chance to stop and admire the new wildlife and vegetated planting area, created as a joint initiative between Brighton & Hove City Council and Kew Gardens at Wakehurst.

 

During the sunny summer weather thousands of residents and visitors have been flocking to our world famous seafront and many have enjoyed a stroll on our newest attraction – a stunning  850 metre boardwalk.

 

Built by Sussex company Landbuild Ltd, the boardwalk was completed earlier in the summer.

 

It was constructed using 3,000 square metres of composite decking, made from 220 tonnes of up-cycled plastic and fixed together with 90,000 marine grade stainless steel screws and bolts!

 

 

Working with Kew

 

Landbuild and Land Use Consultants also worked with Kew to create the unique vegetated shingle wave formations, which can be viewed from the boardwalk, home to thousands of specially grown coastal plants and seeds, provided by Kew’s Millennium Seed Bank at Wakehurst.

 

Important milestone

 

Councillor Tom Druitt, chair of the Black Rock Member Task and Finish Group, said: “It’s great to see residents, visitors and their families enjoying this stunning new boardwalk. 

“It’s another step forward in ensuring our city is accessible to all, and an important milestone in our project to transform the eastern seafront.”

 

The construction of the boardwalk is part of the Black Rock Rejuvenation Project, being led by Brighton & Hove City Council, with funding from Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership.

 

The project is part of a large-scale regeneration effort to transform this part of the coastline and enable further development in the future.

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