Durley Chine Environmental Hub added to SDF Exemplars Library

The SDF’s Exemplars Library champions people and organisations delivering pioneering work in the built environment, and building a sustainable future world TODAY, through showcasing buildings that are fit for the future. Our exemplar projects highlight different aspects of sustainability across ten indicators within three cross-cutting themes:

  • Enable sustainable communities
  • Promote occupant health and wellbeing
  • Deliver whole-life net zero

The library is dynamic, and is updated as new projects are completed. Our latest addition, bringing you sunny inspiration in the winter months, is Durley Chine Environmental Hub, a multi-functional enhancement to Bournemouth’s seafront. Its mission is to reduce waste, drive a step change in behaviour and build environmental guardianship of the coastline, and it models this aim through its construction. Emphasising low-carbon innovation and alternative construction methods, the Passivhaus-certified hub includes reclaimed groyne timbers from the local beachfront, a native green roof canopy, and decking from a decommissioned submarine base.

Comprising a refreshment kiosk, public WCs, and a two-storey education building with welfare facilities for beachfront staff, the hub aims to achieve a step-change in the reduction of waste and elimination of single-use packaging along Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole’s seafront.

Read more in the SDF Exemplars Library