Following Torbay Council’s fast track project to place temporary beach huts at Meadfoot beach, the resort is enjoying renewed popularity as tourists and local visitors flock to the beach to enjoy the good weather.

After severe storm damage in the winter, Torbay Council engineers carried out emergency piling work and repaired, strengthened and stabilised the promenade to enable the new huts to be instated.

The Resort Services Team worked hard to ensure that the new facilities were open for business in time for the Spring Bank Holiday in May, and can now report that all the beach huts have been let, the cafe is open and the beach has been awarded a Blue Flag for water quality and safety.

The temporary beach huts are in use until 28 September when they will be removed in time for the construction works to start on site again to progress the redevelopment work that was underway prior to the unexpected storms.

After the summer season, the contractors will continue with the £1.6m scheme to replace the old beach huts with a modern chalet complex over two storeys with private balconies, electricity supply, kitchen worktops and cupboards with year round use.

Torbay Mayor Gordon Oliver said “Torbay Council has great plans for Meadfoot beach with the state of the art chalet complex that started on site at the end of 2013. The unexpected storms halted the work that was underway to replace the outdated huts with new, high quality, year round chalets and increase the numbers of beach huts available. Work will restart again in October and the temporary huts are enabling tenants to enjoy an English Riviera summer down at Meadfoot beach.”

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