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9th May 2018 - Press Release

Paving the way in the next milestone for Western Docks development



VolkerFitzpatrick has been appointed by the Port of Dover to deliver the paving, utilities and infrastructure contract for the Port's flagship Dover Western Docks Revival (DWDR) development.

With a contract value of £21m, this construction stage is a mix of heavy duty port paving, interconnecting roads, power and lighting, landscaping, street furniture, reefer gantries, fencing and access gates and border control facilities to approximately 10 hectares of the Western Docks.

During the 12 month programme VolkerFitzpatrick will be working alongside VSBW, a joint venture between VolkerStevin and Boskalis Westminster, the dredging and marine structures’ contractor, whilst they complete the new marine infrastructure and reclamation for the first stage of DWDR.  

VolkerFitzpatrick’s specialist paving division will carry out the paving works by utilising its own paving and concrete batching plant onsite.

Dave Herrod, DWDR Programme Director, Port of Dover, said: “The appointment of VolkerFitzpatrick is another significant milestone as the Port works hard to deliver the first stage of Dover’s Western Docks Revival in 2019.

“The revival of the Western Docks supports the development agenda for Dover, being identified as the key catalyst for the wider regeneration of the area.”

Chris Evans, Managing Director of VolkerFitzpatrick’s civils division, commented: “Supporting the overall development of Dover Western Docks is a very exciting and prestigious contract to have been awarded, particularly in terms of the growth expected for the port in the coming years.

"We will work collaboratively with VolkerStevin which will allow us a greater understanding of the project from the outset.”

Completion of the first and second stage of DWDR, will allow the Port to complete its aim of a dedicated ferry terminal in the Eastern Docks and a transformed waterfront for Dover, is scheduled for early 2019.

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Notes to editors

 

  1. Port of Dover

The Dover Western Docks Revival (DWDR) is a one-off opportunity for the regeneration of Dover, bringing new investment into the area.  With UK Government planning approval and supported by a mix of private finance and European Union grant funding, DWDR will deliver:

 

  • Relocation and further development of the cargo business with a new cargo terminal and distribution centre;
  • Creation of greater space within the Eastern Docks for ferry traffic;
  • A transformed waterfront to ultimately attract a host of shops, bars, cafes and restaurants with Dover's unique backdrop of the harbour, cliffs and castle; and
  • Much needed quality employment opportunities for local people.

 

DWDR is the single biggest investment ever undertaken by the Port of Dover with c.£250m committed to deliver the first phase.

DWDR scored ‘Excellent’ for the CEEQUAL Interim Client and Outline Design Award - the evidence-based sustainability assessment, rating and awards scheme that promotes the achievement of high environmental and social performance in civil engineering, infrastructure, landscaping and public realm projects.

www.doverport.co.uk/DWDR 

 

  1. VolkerFitzpatrick

VolkerFitzpatrick is a multi-disciplinary contractor with an annual turnover of c£515 million working in the civil engineering, building, rail, waste and energy infrastructure sectors.

Founded in 1921, the company has grown to become one of the top contractors in the UK and now employs more than 600 people. VolkerFitzpatrick’s success is based on ensuring it has a sound understanding of the client’s vision, which is then delivered on time and to budget.

VolkerFitzpatrick is part of VolkerWessels UK, a multi-disciplinary construction and civil engineering group with a turnover of c£850 million. VolkerWessels UK employs more than 2,500 staff in six operating companies.

 

  1. VSBW

VSBW is a joint venture between VolkerStevin and Boskalis Westminster to deliver the marine structures and bridge contract for the Port of Dover’s flagship Dover Western Docks Revival (DWDR) development.

With a contract value of £115m, this construction stage will include the design and build of two new berths including quay walls and land reclamation, a new marina pier, the marina curve, navigation channel and new lock gates, Bascule Bridge and capital dredging work.

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