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Work starts on £1.6m new Meadfoot, Torquay beach huts scheme

By Herald Express  |  Posted: January 30, 2014

WAITING LIST: Work in progress on the beach huts site at Meadfoot Andy Styles TQAS20140121B-002_C

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WORK has started on new beach huts and chalets at Meadfoot, Torquay.

The £1.6million scheme to demolish the single-storey, half century old beach huts and chalets and replace them with a modern complex is underway, following a survey revealing they are beyond economic repair.

Torbay Council has started the demolition which is due for completion by the end of May.

There is currently 100 per cent occupancy with a substantial waiting list for the existing Meadfoot beach huts.

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The two-storey complex of 130 new chalets will have an upper tier with private balconies. All will be available for use throughout the year, with electricity supply, kitchen worktop and cupboard.

Phase one of the project sees the demolition of all existing chalets, store rooms and beach manager's office. A second phase could see a possible further development in the area including the toilets and cafe.

The council says the scheme involves a huge logistical challenge of installing pre-cast concrete units in areas with restricted access.

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  • 10fs09as48  |  January 31 2014, 9:40AM

    £1.6 million on 130 chalets - but they can't find1.5 million to repair the Pavilion, destroy the harbour views with a high rise apartment/hotel development and decimate a public open space on Cary Green to boot - TC has obviously got it's priorities right again!

  • nocoment  |  January 30 2014, 7:04PM

    how much ?a pair of semi detached houses £100,000 a set with six rooms in each

  • Cruey  |  January 30 2014, 3:32PM

    Ummmmmmm more money spent on things that should NOT BE A PRIORITY ........Oliver quite clearly is only interested in tourism and ......s*d the locals and those in need .............I wonder why !!!!!!!!!!! ...just saying

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  • TopMinstrel  |  January 30 2014, 11:00AM

    Whats the point if there arn't any tourists ?

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