STRUCTURAL work is set to begin on the new Durley Environmental Innovation Hub’s main building later this month.

A large timber frame is set to be craned into place at the end of September.

The hub has been designed to be a space dedicated to achieving a step-change in the reduction of waste and elimination of single use packaging across the BCP Council area.

It will feature interactive displays and link closely with the Leave Only Footprints campaign.

Councillor Mohan Iyengar, portfolio holder for tourism said “This is a key moment for this landmark environmental build on our seafront.

“The hub will be a part of how we pursue our environmental vision, and I am delighted that with the arrival of the frame we are on target to open in 2022.”

During the craning works, the promenade will have a one-week diversion.

Pedestrians and cyclists will be able to safely pass the site using a temporary hard surface while heavy machinery is operating at the site.

Most of the materials used in the construction of this project have been sourced locally, some from recycled sources.

Similarly, many of these materials are recyclable for future use.

Material recycled from former groynes along the seafront will be used in the cladding of the main building and in the construction of the decking area and fencing.

The walls of the kiosk and toilet block are already completed.