The final element of Brixham’s long-term regeneration is the construction of a new outer harbour breakwater which has been identified as a specific aspiration by the community as promoted by Brixham 21, the town’s community regeneration partner. The northern arm breakwater would:

  • Provide calmer wave conditions in the harbour to protect existing commercial and leisure activities
  • Facilitate the development of leisure uses, specifically the substantial development of marina facilities
  • To provide a properly enclosed and safe harbour in all weather conditions

In May 2011 consultants Parsons Brinkerhoff submitted their Concept Design Report. This looked at a range of issues and produced a preferred baseline option (alignment and layout for the breakwater and method of construction) and cost estimates. The funding for the breakwater will come from a number of public and / or private sources, i.e. grant funding, prudential borrowing and capital loan, and the development of Freshwater Quarry and Oxen Cove. These sites are currently harbour-side car parks.

The TDA has been commissioned by the Harbour Committee to produce a business case for the Northern Arm Breakwater, which is being considered alongside the emerging Port Masterplan. For more information on the Masterplan please see the Harbour Authority website.

Client: Torbay Council

Torbay Council