An investigation focusing on Boscombe's regeneration scheme which revolves around the construction of an artificial surf reef. With this in mind, how can the largest possible number of surfers be attracted to the area? And will this actually regenerate the area with an economic boost?

Gorry, Daniel (2006) An investigation focusing on Boscombe's regeneration scheme which revolves around the construction of an artificial surf reef. With this in mind, how can the largest possible number of surfers be attracted to the area? And will this actually regenerate the area with an economic boost? BA dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    This study has been compiled using various external sources but its focus is on the independent research survey that was designed to enhance the knowledge of the surfing communities in the U.K. The topic that this knowledge was intended for is a regeneration project that is taking place in Boscombe, which is just east of Bournemouth. The Bournemouth Council is responsible for the scheme and it is from looking at the plans that this study gets its foundation. At the heart of this regeneration there is to be an artificial reef built, purposefully for the benefit of surfing. The research process required contact with various organisations in order to gain the correct information to then create a survey that would fit the needs of the study. The reason for regeneration and how the scheme can be successful is complex and raises many issues. Many of the topics are looked at but the focus is on the surfing population and what can be done in order to meet the requirements of this target group. The boom of surfing in the U.K is something that has been tapped in to by the Bournemouth Council and with the reef being built it seems as though the aims are to attract Southeast surfers to Boscombe, hoping that the convenience factor will provide as a pull factor over that of the many Cornwall destinations. This work aims to outline how the regeneration project can be a success to a greater extent than first imagined. The study follows the journey of what research was done and how it has helped increase the knowledge of surfers and their requirements.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Science > Department of Geography
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2011 12:47
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:13
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/197

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