PLANNING APPLICATION FOR LANDSIDE FACILITIES
Following feedback from the planning department we will shortly be submitting the planning application for the former RNLI building at Burry Port Marina. The design has evolved to ensure the preservation of the original historical building, while creating an iconic waterside destination. Focus has been given on the external materials to ensure the building will weather well over time and make the most of the position overlooking the marina. The Marina Office is currently located in the building and the updated plans will still see the creation of a new marina office, laundry room, male and female washrooms and coffee shop with views over the marina.
There will be additional office spaces created on the second floor available to rent. We are looking for local start up businesses to utilise this space so please get in touch to register your interest.
The capital dredge at Burry Port Marina is underway with our team working 2 tides a day, except during neap tides. Since April we have removed c.20,000m3 of material. The dredging programme will continue throughout 2020 until the target depths are achieved. A programme of regular maintenance dredging will then be established to maintain the depth in the future.
Later this summer we will be deploying our new more powerful dredger, CMS Seaka, which will further accelerate progress. This dredger also has other harbour management tools, including a knuckle boom crane allowing us to carry out repairs to the pontoons and infrastructure once the dredging work has further advanced.
DOCK WALL REPAIRS
Carmarthenshire Council are working on the final details of the works to repair the dock walls around the marina with the relevant bodies, with work expected to start later this summer and take 8 months. We will be working closely with Carmarthenshire Council and the contractors to ensure minimal disruption to the marina, whilst supporting this important project. The initial work will focus on the high priority repairs. Please be aware that the current Coronavirus crisis may have an impact on these timings.
We are in regular contact with Carmarthenshire Council and will update berth-holders as soon as we are able to reopen Burry Port Marina to berth-holders. For the latest information about how we are responding to the ongoing Coronavirus situation and for all other company news please continue to visit our news page.