New Beachside Cafe, West Wittering

CampbellReith is delighted to be working with West Wittering Estate PLC on their new Beach Cafe. Construction work on the new building is well underway and the structural frame is almost complete.

The new café is located to the south of the main estate road and includes a shop, ice cream parlour and education room. The café itself is enclosed by glazed walls providing stunning views of the Estate, Chichester Harbour and surrounding areas. The estate road has been diverted around the new building and an additional car parking area is to be provided on the site of the old café, which was damaged by fire in 2014.

A green roof has been incorporated into the scheme to improve bio-diversity, enhance the visual amenity and contribute to the sustainable drainage strategy for the site. The disposal of surface water from the new development has been particularly challenging due to a shallow ground water level with permeable surfacing, infiltration trenching and sub-base storage being utilised to reduce the overall surface run-off from the site.

The new cafe is due to be completed and open to the public in the Autumn.