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Tunnels Beaches

Type: Commercial Development – Wedding Venue and Leisure Location: Tunnels Beaches, Crewkhorn, Ilfracombe, North Devon Website: www.tunnelsbeaches.co.uk

This is a high profile wedding venue constructed at the base of a cliff in a sheltered cove, accessed via hand carved tunnels through the cliffs. The site provided a challenge due to restricted access for plant and materials. Structure was therefore designed with ease of handling in mind.

Foundations and major retaining walls presented a design challenge. The superstructure is of steel frame construction, using retaining walls tied to the cliffs for support.

The development is owned and run by Tunnels Beaches Ltd. and has been shortlisted for the South West 'Wedding Venue of the Year' Award.

We have followed on to provide structural advice and design for the conversion of the bath house into accommodation for the wedding venue. More recently we have provided design for Woodlands which is a new building constructed in and around existing retaining walls and this will provide further accommodation for wedding guests.