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24th February 2017 - Press Release

Dover Western Docks Revival (DWDR) Marketing Suite Reopens

Next week sees the reopening of the Dover Western Docks Revival (DWDR) Marketing Suite which will enable the community and prospective developers to get a better feel for the Port's flagship regeneration project.

Reopening on Wednesday 1st March, the Marketing Suite had been closed since December whilst it was relocated to the DWDR Project Office at De Bradelei Wharf following the Principal Contractor appointment last month.

Jack Goodhew, General Manager – Special Projects, Port of Dover, said: “The Marketing Suite provides the perfect oportunity for the local community and prospective developers to see the transformation taking place.

“The revival of the western part of the Port estate supports the developing destination agenda for Dover, being identified as the key catalyst for the wider regeneration of the area.”

The DWDR Marketing Suite will be open to the public to visit every Wednesday, from 9am to 5pm. However it can also be made available for private appointments by emailing DWDR@doverport.uk.

The Marketing Suite address is De Bradelei Wharf, Cambridge Road, Dover CT17 9BJ



Notes to editors

  1. Port of Dover

Named ‘Port of the Year’ at the UK National Transport Awards 2016, the Port of Dover handles:

  • up to £119 billion of trade
  • up to 17% of the UK’s trade in goods
  • 2.5 million freight vehicles
  • 2.4 million tourist vehicles
  • 13 million passengers


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:


  • 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;
  • 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; 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 for its delivery.

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.

For the latest DWDR animations, illustrations and project plans visit www.doverport.co.uk/DWDR.

  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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