St Annes Beach Hut Rental Business

Lytham St Annes Beach Hut Design

Luxury beach hut rental business

Having read about Ecologic Developments in the Homes section of The Sunday Times, Stuart Robinson of St. Annes in Lancashire decided to get in touch to discuss his new venture. Stuart wanted to create a high-end luxury beach hut rental business and explained that he wanted a high-spec finish to the huts, but also for them to have as much durability as possible against the weather, heavy day-to-day use and the event of vandalism.

We visited Stuart up in St. Annes with some preliminary designs, which he liked. Stuart then went on to secure a deal with the local council to rent part of the promenade. Stuart was granted planning permission for 15 beach huts on the promenade in St. Annes and a further 30 on two other sites near the pier in Liven.

The design that we produced and built is without question the most luxurious day hut that is available on the British coastline. The huts all feature bespoke furniture, fitted kitchens, insulation, UPVC French doors to the front and an overhead shutter that is lift-assisted with marine grade stainless steel gas struts. This shutter design not only provides shade to the hut, but also vastly improves the view when compared with traditional side opening shutters.

Modern building techniques & materials

All of these huts were built at our workshop in the New Forest and delivered by lorry before being craned into position. This makes the build process much more efficient as we work in a controlled environment sheltered from the natural elements. This also ensures that structures never leave our workshop until they are completely weather-tight.

Stuart was really impressed and taken with how Ecologic Developments are employing modern building techniques and materials and how we incorporate them into our beach hut structures and designs.

The business, renting these huts out both daily and weekly, has proved incredibly successful, with St. Annes Beach Huts featuring in several national newspapers and winning awards including 'Best Visitor Experience 2014' in the Lancashire Tourism Awards. The business has recently been granted permission for a further 30 huts on the St. Annes promenade and Ecologic Developments have once again been appointed to build them.

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Lytham St Annes Beach Hut Design
Lytham St Annes Beach Hut Design
Lytham St Annes Beach Hut Design
Lytham St Annes Beach Hut Design

"I am delighted to provide a reference regarding our beach huts, built and designed with Pete and his team at Ecologic Developments. I first met with Pete back in 2012 when he designed and installed the first Show Hut here in Lytham St Annes, Lancashire. A testament to the success of the Show Hut is that we went on to buy a further 15 Beach Huts from Pete, delivered in 3 lots of batches of 5 huts. We have also just secured planning permission for a further 30 huts and are already in talks with Pete to deliver the next lot of huts. The quality and workmanship put into the build, coupled with the materials and 'fit for purpose' designs, has definitely saved us time and money. Ecologic Developments have got it right first time, on time, every time."

Stuart Robertson, St Annes Beach Huts Ltd