The project continues to gather momentum with funding secured, planning agreed and a contractor all but appointed. The works will have a slow start from August 2022; the first stages involve the setup of a work camp on the pier and preparatory work on the beach. Construction will continue six days a week throughout autumn and winter and the works are scheduled for completion by March 2023. In the coming weeks the proposed design will be posted on the harbour website and hard copies will be displayed upstairs in the ferry terminal building. Public consultation on elements of the final design will be carried out as the year progresses with a view to feeding into the final appearance of the promenade.  Apologies for the later than planned announcement but continuing procrastination on VAT issues has held up the contractual award.