Friday, December 14, 2007

Boscombe's super new beach huts

Bournemouth Borough Council are as happy as can be, today announcing that they have been shown the green light for Europe’s first artificial surf reef - and even better than that Wayne and Gerardine Hemingway who work from the marvellous HOHO shedworking atmosphere are to create "super beach huts" on Boscombe seafront (pictured above) to accompany the reef. They will turn the neglected 1958 Overstrand building on Boscombe seafront into "super surf pods". Wayne said:
"We love Bournemouth and the Boscombe Overstrand project is one of the most exciting we’ve ever done. It’s the restoration of a cool, historic building. With the great work being done on the pier and Europe’s first artificial surf reef, Boscombe is about to become big news. The Overstrand project excites us both as designers, and as people interested in seaside regeneration. It’s about celebrating mid-century modern architecture and allowing the local community to fall in love with the Overstrand all over again. We are designing wonderful, unique beach chalets for both surfers and beach lovers alike. We want to re-establish a sense of community on Boscombe seafront, by creating something modern and unique, yet still retain the purity of this historic building."
Prices and the sale date of the beach huts are yet to be confirmed.

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