Work starts on £1.5 million Thorney Bay Pavilion in Canvey Island, Essex

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Photo credit: Castle Point Borough Council

Spades struck the ground for the first time on Thursday 14 March as local dignitaries welcomed the start of work to build a new £1.5million pavilion at Thorney Bay in Canvey Island, Essex.

The project will see the construction of a new build pavilion, associated external works, and car park extension improvements. The project forms part of the regeneration programme for Canvey Island’s seafront by providing improvements to the facilities and visitor experience.

Leading Colchester-based property and construction consultancy Ingleton Wood is providing full planning, design, project management, and contract administration services from inception to completion for the regeneration scheme.

The multi-disciplinary Practice also worked with Castle Point Borough Council to secure £1.52 million in funding from the Coastal Communities Fund (CCF) for the project.

Andrew Marchant, Senior Associate and Building Surveyor at Ingleton Wood, said: “Through our sustainable designs and innovative measures, we are not only helping to regenerate the cherished seafront at Thorney Bay, but also to create a modern, vibrant and inclusive space for long-term benefit and enjoyment.

“After working closely with the Council to secure the £1.52m Coastal Community Funding, we are thrilled work has started and look forward to supporting the delivery of the works through to completion. We hope the regeneration project serves as inspiration for further sustainable development and environmental conservation across the region.”

Local dignitaries including the Mayor of Castle Point Borough Council, Lynsey McCarthy-Calvert, and members of the Canvey Bay Watch group gathered alongside Ingleton Wood for the launch event on March 14th.

Cllr Dave Blackwell, Leader of Castle Point Borough Council, who also attended, said: “Thorney Bay is an important area of Canvey Island that many residents enjoy. The construction of a new Pavilion and cafe will serve the Borough well and should entice more people to come to enjoy our beaches each year.”

The construction phase will begin with work on the car park extension, as well as excavating and preparation of the site for the installation of the piling mat, used as part of the deep piling to secure the new pavilion.

Construction is due to complete in early December 2024 with formal handover of the new facilities scheduled for early January 2025.

Ingleton Wood is one of the largest property and construction consultancies covering East Anglia and across the country, with offices in Colchester, Billericay, Norwich, Cambridge, Nottingham, Oxford, and London

The Practice’s services include architecture, sustainability, building surveying, building services engineering, planning, interior design, civil and structural engineering, quantity surveying, project management, and health and safety.