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Felixstowe’s Seashore Village, between Sea Road and the Promenade, officially opens





A new seaside development of beach huts and public greenspace has officially opened.

In October, the construction of 27 traditional-style timber beach huts in Felixstowe’s Seashore Village was completed.

The village is part of a wider regeneration project on the land between Sea Road and the Promenade, with a neighbouring activity park which opened in July.

Felixstowe's Seashore Village has officially opened yesterday. Picture: East Suffolk Council
Felixstowe's Seashore Village has officially opened yesterday. Picture: East Suffolk Council

Yesterday, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held at the site to mark its official opening, which was attended by councillors from East Suffolk Council as well construction workers.

Cllr Paul Ashton, East Suffolk’s cabinet member for corporate services who cut the ribbon, said: “The Seashore Village provides high-quality, attractive and accessible facilities for everyone to benefit from and enjoy, and along with other recent improvements in the South Seafront, enhances the area for local residents and will help to bring even more visitors to the town.”

The entire area was re-landscaped to aid accessibility, including ramp access and new public toilets with Changing Places facilities.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held. Picture: East Suffolk Council
A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held. Picture: East Suffolk Council
The huts are open for sale. Picture: East Suffolk Council
The huts are open for sale. Picture: East Suffolk Council

Each timber hut was built by PJ Spilling Ltd – a Lowestoft-based company – before being assembled on the South Seafront site.

The huts are set around a central ‘fish-shaped’ lawn, created by Plaice Design architects.

The nearby car park has also been remodelled to allow better access to the site and provide more accessible spaces for wheelchair users.

The huts are open for sale. Picture: East Suffolk Council
The huts are open for sale. Picture: East Suffolk Council

Attention will now move to hireable ‘pod style’ beach chalets, on which final preparations are now being made.

Huts can now be bought on a long-lease arrangement. For more information email assetmanagement@eastsuffolk.gov.uk.