Wessex FM News

Contact the News Team:
Tel: 01305 250333

Work To Start On Repairing Weymouth Ferry Berth


8:17am 31st May 2012

Advance work to repair the ferry berth at Weymouth Quay will begin in June.

The preliminary works are due to be completed before the Olympic sailing events start.

They include:

-  Removal of the canopy that covers the ferry berth walkway
-  Excavation work to relieve the pressure on the quay wall
-  Partial filling of the scour hole
-  Ground investigation for the main works beginning in the autumn
-  Screening the site from the Olympic visitor area at the Nothe

The works will be completed prior to the start of the Olympic sailing events taking place in Weymouth and Portland throughout July and August.  

Significant structural changes at Weymouth quay were detected in February this year forcing Condor Ferries, who usually sail from Weymouth to the Channel Islands, to temporarily move operations to Poole.

Engineering consultants, Atkins were appointed by the borough council to design a scheme to bring the ferry berth b! ack into operation by March 2013.

On Wednesday 6 June, the borough council's Management Committee members will be asked to approve the funding of both the advanced works and major repair scheme, estimated to cost a total of £2 million.

Weymouth and Portland Borough Council's brief holder for Environment and Sustainability Ian Roebuck said:

"The ferry operation is of vital economic significance to Weymouth and a lifeline service for the Channel Islands, so we are working to ensure that the necessary engineering works happen as quickly as possible.

"These works will not only answer safety concerns about the berth but will provide the basis to enhance the ferry port and secure its future for the long term.  As a council, we are activ! ely pursuing sources of external funding to support both these objectives."

Sign up for the latest local news direct to your inbox

dorset business directory

Book A Wessex FM Big Night Out Here

Book A Wessex FM Big Night Out Here

Wessex fm Disco, Quiz & Race Nights!

New Car Stickers

New Car Stickers

Grab your new localised stickers today!

Dorset Webcams

Dorset Webcams

Take a look around our beautiful county



Find out how to grow your business with us

island community action

Trending in Dorset

Dorchester NEXT store closes

The Clothing chain have told Wessex FM the lease expired.

Man pleads guilty to drug supply offences in Dorchester

During the arrests three police officers sustained injuries and were taken to hospital for treatment.

Man injured after breaking up fight in Weymouth

The incident happened in Dorchester Road on Sunday evening.

Wages in Weymouth and Portland are among the lowest in the UK

Weymouth & Portland Action on Wages are now holding a meeting to address the problem.

Joint Public Health Board expects £500,000 underspend

It follows an underspend in the last financial year which included returning £1.2million.

More news...