Seafront Destination Development Masterplan, Hayling Island, Havant Borough Council

Hayling Island 1Client: Havant Borough Council

Working in a multi-disciplinary team (architects and landscape architects), we produced a masterplan for the Hayling Island seafront area to support the development of Hayling Island as a tourist destination. Hayling Island is a popular centre for watersports including kite surfing, sailing and windsurfing and there has been a lack of investment in the seafront tourism product.

The overall masterplan includes introducing a number of ‘hubs,’ a specialist activity centre with visitor accommodation, retail hub with supporting residential development, a nature hub and a cultural hub (gallery) to service the needs of the local community and the wider tourist market (particularly ‘activity based tourists).

Our work focussed on carrying out extensive consultation to develop a vision and agree investment priorities, site reviews, understanding the latest market trends within the leisure and tourism sectors and advising on the commercial development opportunities and delivery structures to regenerate the tourism product. The masterplan identified key investment opportunities and ‘hub’ sites along the coastal area, which could be developed as funding becomes available on a phased basis to create a mixed economy development model with year-round appeal.

How can we help?
If you have any questions or would like to discuss our work please don’t hesitate to call Richard Linington on 023 9248 1999 or email