The first phase of the Poole Bay replenishment project saw approximately 1.1 million m3 (1.65 million metric tonnes) of
material dredged from Poole Harbour and used to
replenish beaches at
Swanage, Poole & Bournemouth (Hengistbury Head to
Southbourne) to protect them from erosion. For Bournemouth this was beach
improvement scheme (BIS) 4.1.
continued at Bournemouth beach during the winter of 2006/2007 (BIS4.2), between Boscombe and Alum Chine, using a further
of sand from a Licensed Dredging Area off the Isle of Wight.
was carried out by the Fareham-based
Westminster Dredging Company with the Dutch dredger
The project team arrived w/c 6th November 2006 to undertake
side scan sonar surveys
of the sea bed. The 1,150m sinkerline was fabricated on the beach at
Poole and floated offshore on 9th December to its position
between the Piers at Boscombe and Bournemouth [map].