25 November 2022

The construction project progresses apace. The final pile was driven last week and the piling rig and crawler crane were stripped down and removed from site. Our thoughts are with Chris the piling supervisor who unfortunately fell seriously ill during his time here and as a result has retired and returned home to be with his family. Although noisy, the piling was completed with relative ease and it’s a real milestone to have this element completed so early. For the next few weeks the contractors will concentrate on forming Shore Quay, the new rock armour revetment, the sea wall and some tidally restricted works installing the remaining tie-rods. The harbours website is continually updated with photos, progress reports and video. Finances for the project are particularly challenging in these uncertain times and virtually all materials are subject to significant cost increases. The harbour is in discussion with various funders to see if further monies can be approved and in addition have discussed with RBS the potential for an overdraft facility as a last ditch contingency.