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Thorney Bay Pavilion

Work is underway to construct a new Pavilion at Thorney Bay, Canvey Island. 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 seafront by providing improvements to the facilities and visitor experience.

See below for a timeline of events.


Thursday 14 March

Thorney bay group meetup picture


Mayor of Castle Point Borough Council, Lynsey McCarthy-Calvert was joined by Council Leader Cllr Dave Blackwell, Deputy Mayor Cllr Barry Campagna, other Councillors, members of the Canvey Bay Watch group, and contractors to officially mark the start of 9 months of construction work.


Mayor with spade

Cllr Dave Blackwell, Leader of Castle Point Borough Council, 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.”

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 at Thorney Bay.

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.


Site office moving in


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.”

The construction phase will begin with work on the car park extension and excavating & preparation of the site for the installation of the piling mat, used as part of the deep piling to secure the new pavilion. We apologise for any disruption to the car park during this time.


MD signing spade


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