Knights Brown has been appointed to construct 550m of promenade overlooking the new marina at Dover Western Docks. This stage of the development comprises paving work on the marina curve, marina car parking and welfare facilities and a recreational area, which will form the Clock Tower Square, an essential component for the opening of the new marina.
Restored heritage street furniture will be incorporated into the work. Clock Tower Square will accommodate mooring bollards, heritage lamp standards, railing standards and specialist posts, and granite benches made from former pier coping stones.
The Charles II Memorial, Jarret Memorial, Pier Memorial, Prince of Wales Entrance Plaque and the Prince of Wales Pier Gates will be placed in prominent positions as reminders of the area’s history. Stretching for 150 metres, restored small and large granite cobbles will be reset to show the original pier outline.
Dover Western Dock Revival (DWDR) has already positively increased economic benefits for the local area as a result of the construction of the cargo terminal and berths. This stage of the development will further enhance the outlook to the marina and the waterfront experience. Construction is key to the opening of the new marina in 2021.
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.