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25th February 2015 - Press Release

Port Moving Forward with Regeneration in South East



The new Dover Western Docks Revival Marketing Suite was officially opened on 25th February 2015 by George Jenkins OBE, Chairman of Dover Harbour Board and Tim Waggott, Chief Executive of the Port of Dover, to support this major regeneration project for the Port of Dover.

Situated on Dover’s seafront esplanade, the suite will be an opportunity to highlight the ongoing progress of the Dover Western Docks Revival (DWDR) and provide a platform for the local community and prospective developers to engage with the Port.

Hosted by the Dover Harbour Board, the reception was attended by members of the Port and Community Forum (PCF) and gave PCF representatives an opportunity to meet some of the DWDR team and see the many initial works which have already started including the demolition of the Western Docks fast ferry berth and the demolition of some redundant structures.

Tim Waggott said he was thrilled to open the suite up to the local community and prospective developers:

“I am genuinely excited with the opening and believe it represents a further step forward in the regeneration of Dover. The opening of the Marketing Suite demonstrates clear ongoing momentum for Dover Western Docks Revival that will bring the town and the port closer together. This project will bring potential new businesses to the area and offer exciting opportunities for everyone in Dover.”

Open every Wednesday afternoon, the DWDR Marketing Suite will allow the public to drop-in and discover how the developments are progressing.  It will also give the opportunity for the local members of the community to speak to the DWDR team.

Derek Leach, Chairman of the Port and Community Forum (PCF), said:

“The Port of Dover has made a real commitment of taking the development of a shared vision for Dover Western Docks Revival to the next stage. With the launch of the DWDR Marketing Suite, we are very excited to see the Port of Dover make an even greater contribution to Dover, its community and the local area.”

The Dover Western Docks Revival would see the redevelopment of the Western Docks and creation of more than 600 quality jobs involved in the handling of fresh produce and other cargo logistics activity for customers using the Port.  The vision will provide an opportunity to kick start regeneration of the local area and create inward investment opportunities. 

ENDS

Issued by Corporate Affairs on 01304 240400 (ext. 4410 from 8.30 – 17.00)

Notes to Editor:

  • Dover Western Docks Revival (DWDR) Marketing Suite opens to the public on 11th March, 2015 and will be open every Wednesday afternoon from 2pm – 5pm.
  • Dover Western Docks Revival (DWDR) Marketing Suite is located next to the Royal Cinque Ports Yacht Club on Dover’s seafront esplanade – 3 Waterloo Crescent, Dover, Kent CT16 1LA.
  • DWDR represents a major opportunity acting as a catalyst for regeneration of Dover with the potential to create over 600 new jobs, safeguard 140 jobs, develop a new cargo terminal and port centric distribution facility, protect long term port capacity and transform the Waterfront.
  • Image 1 - Tim Waggott, Chief Executive of the Port of Dover and George Jenkins OBE, Chairman of Dover Harbour Board (right to left) cutting the ribbon.
  • Image 2 – Steve Rawlings, Senior Port Development Manager, Port of Dover and George Jenkins OBE, Chairman of Dover Harbour Board (right to left) cutting the DWDR cake.

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