Construction of the new chalets at Meadfoot has begun again after the break for the summer season.

The two-storey complex of 135 chalets will have an upper tier with private balconies, and are expected to be completed and ready by Spring 2015.

All of the chalets will be available for use throughout the year and will be fitted with an electricity supply, kitchen worktop and cupboards. Existing beach hut users have been offered these new huts, and a waiting list has already started to build up.

The scheme involves a huge logistical challenge with restricted access. A temporary ramp is being constructed to allow the precast concrete sections to be transported down to the promenade before being lifted into place by a crane. The design has successfully aligned the new development to the sea wall, creating a tapered effect that fits in with the cliff backdrop and pine studded cove.

The new scheme compliments the aesthetics of Meadfoot beach, which boasts a unique geological formation – Triangle Point – which is the most visible demonstration of the ancient tropical reef rock formation that is prevalent in Torbay. This is one of the features that warrants Torbay’s designation as a UNESCO global Geopark.

Torbay Mayor Gordon Oliver said: "It is great news that this exciting new development at Meadfoot is starting up again and I look forward to its completion in Spring next year. This will be another achievement towards the improvement of Torbay’s tourism facilities to meet the demands of a discerning modern market.

“Our beach huts and chalets on beaches across the Bay are extremely popular. Meadfoot has a substantial waiting list for beach chalets, and there is 100 per cent occupancy. When completed, this development will enable us to increase the number of units, which in turn will attract more people to the beach and its facilities.”

For more information on hiring a beach chalet at Meadfoot and how to add your name to the waiting list call 01803 208024 or visit www.torbay.gov.uk/beachhutsandfurniture


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