Horseshoe Common

Horseshoe Common is set to become Bournemouth’s new up and coming quarter

Horseshoe Common is set to become the town's new up and coming quarter next year, now major improvements are in the final stages.

The area now boasts a modern street layout, fresh open space and new street furniture, completely revitalising this part of town.

The new layout is based on a shared space approach which is already working well in thriving towns and cities across the UK. It aims to safely integrate all road users and slow people down, encouraging everyone to take additional care, as there may be some uncertainty as to who has priority. A 20mph zone has also been implemented and night-time road closures will be in place at the centre of Horseshoe Common

The improvements complement the regeneration work already underway in this area. A development of flats and commercial space is being led by The Bournemouth Development Company (BDC) - our delivery partner for the Town Centre Master Vision.

Changes to the night time closure zone

As part of the wider improvements at Horseshoe Common, night time road closures were introduced under an experimental order to help reduce crime and incidents of anti social behaviour. It will help to improve road safety around the Common.  In response to a monitoring period we will now make adjustments to the road closure zone and taxi bays.  

The changes include reducing the closure zone by moving the gates to Old Christchurch Road’s junction with Glen Fern Road, as well as adding two taxi bays, one full-time and one part-time, between Glen Fern Road and Wootton Mount.  

We will also carry out resurfacing works and replace kerbs between Madeira Road and Glen Fern Road. We will also undertake improvements to drainage on the footpath between Walkabout and Glen Fern Road.

Improvements are expected to be complete by August.