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4th June 2018 - Press Release

Port of Dover awards major contract for new Dover Marina Control Building



In another milestone for the Port of Dover's Dover Western Docks Revival (DWDR) development, local-Kent-based contractor WW Martin Ltd has been awarded the contract to design and build the new Dover Marina Control Building.

With a value of £1million the contract will deliver the construction of a 300.0m2 building which is designed to facilitate all marina operations including the Bascule Bridge and the Wellington Dock Navigation Channel lock gates.

Dave Herrod, DWDR Programme Director at the Port of Dover, said: “Design inspiration for the building has been taken from current Dover Sea Sports Centre, built within the last ten years, which is located on the opposite side of the new Wellington Dock Navigation Channel.”

The Marina Control Building will be operational 24 hours, seven-days-a-week. The orientation of the building will allow for clear, unobstructed lines of sight over the new Marina, the existing Wellington Dock, the Bascule Bridge and lock gates to ensure efficient operation and maintain safety of the public.

Commenting on the new Marina Control Building, Mike Darling, Director of WW Martin said: “We are delighted to have been appointed to deliver this prestigious project as part of our continued partnership with the Port of Dover”.

The new building will consist of a reception area and control offices on the first-floor. Marina information and weather forecasts will be displayed on monitors within the reception area alongside Admiralty Charts.

Chris Windsor, Marina Manager at the Port of Dover, said:  “Dover Western Docks Revival will deliver a transformed waterfront with opportunities for a host of shops, bars, cafes and restaurants set against the backdrop of a new marina, the harbour, the iconic White Cliffs and historic castle. This will further enhance Dover’s status as a first class destination for Marina visitors and berth holders.”

DWDR is the single biggest investment ever undertaken by the Port of Dover and will feature a new 250 berth marina which will form a key part of the redevelopment and serve as a catalyst for further regeneration.

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 scored ‘Excellent’ for the CEEQUAL Whole Team Interim 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. WW Martin Ltd

Established in 1877 and based in Kent, the WW Martin Ltd construction business has built an excellent reputation. With a strong history and an excellent track record across all construction sectors, WW Martin Ltd was proud to celebrate its 140th anniversary in 2017.

WW Martin Ltd is structured in a manner that allows them to be very competitive and undertake a varied range of work. WW Martin Ltd have invested in our personnel and offer a highly skilled and experienced team to deliver projects to extremely high standards whilst maintaining a focus on time and cost.

www.wwmaritin.co.uk 

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