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15th March 2018 - Press Release

Port of Dover awards major contract for new Refrigerated Cargo Terminal



In another milestone for the Port of Dover's flagship Dover Western Docks Revival (DWDR) development, Buckingham Group Contracting Ltd has been awarded the contract to build the new Refrigerated Cargo Terminal (RCT).

With a value of £15million the contract will deliver the construction of a 9,630 square metre multi-purpose refrigerated cargo facility designed to meet the future demands of the business.

The new RCT will be an externally clad steel frame building with state-of-the-art facilities including eight chambers, each individually temperature controlled and capable of holding cargo between +1 and +14 degrees Celsius (+/-1C), with 20 dock levellers to produce a rapid turnaround for Port of Dover Cargo Ltd customers.

Dave Herrod, DWDR Programme Director at the Port of Dover, said: “The appointment of Buckingham Group represents a significant milestone for the Port.

“Projected increases in cargo volumes present a golden opportunity to further develop the cargo business and this is key to why the Port is delivering the Dover Western Docks Revival now.”

Scheduled to open in the first quarter of 2019, the terminal will be served by completely new marine and land infrastructure including two cargo berths (Berth A: 251m and Berth C: 300m, plus a dolphin) and Gottwald 5 series mobile cranes.

During construction of the RCT building over 70 jobs will be created. Andy Morris, Senior Project Manager at Buckingham Group Contracting Ltd, said: "We are delighted to have been awarded this exciting, high-profile contract.

“We are looking forward to working with the Port of Dover and other contractors to deliver one of the most important cargo projects in North West Europe and support the creation of new jobs for local people.”

Sam Stewart, General Manager at Port of Dover Cargo Ltd, said: “The new multi-purpose cargo terminal and ongoing transformation of the Western Docks will equip the Port of Dover to meet future demand for cargo services and to strengthen its position as the ultimate strategic location with fast, dedicated and direct access to the wider UK and Europe.”

DWDR is the single biggest investment ever undertaken by the Port of Dover and represents the next exciting evolution of the Port, delivering long-term capacity for a key international gateway handling trade to the value of £122bn and representing up to 17% of UK trade in goods.

ENDS

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. Buckingham Group Contracting Ltd

With a company history spanning over 60 years, Buckingham Group Contracting Ltd is a major multi-disciplinary contractor with a turnover approaching £500million and on target to secure a further 25% growth of the business through 2018.

Buckingham Group Contracting Ltd is an established Principal Contractor providing a range of fully integrated, versatile and flexible services to Public and Private Sector Clients throughout the UK & Ireland. Operating from its Head Office, near Silverstone, and regional offices in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Warrington and Doncaster their services include:

 

  • High quality Building projects, (Offices, distribution warehousing and manufacturing facilities) to BREEAM Excellent
  • Major Infrastructure works for development sites
  • Highways, bridges and structures
  • Rail Stations including new build and refurbishment
  • Railways and rail engineering
  • Sports and leisure facilities
  • The delivery of complex site remediation projects
  • Demolition and deconstruction projects

 

www.buckinghamgroup.co.uk 

 

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