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First phase completes at Windermere

UK: Walcon Marine has completed the first phase of a two-stage project to replace berthing facilities at Windermere Village Marina in the north of England’s Lake District.

The marina is undergoing a complete transformation, with a new layout that will accommodate 335 boats of up to 15m (49ft) in length at floating pontoons as opposed to fixed timber jetties.
Designed and project managed by Marina Projects, the new marina will take full advantage of available space, with back walkways following the contours of the shoreline and encircling five piers.
All work is being done in two off-seasons. The 2021/22 phase began with Walcon removing much of the old infrastructure, including around 700 piles, so as to allow local contractor Jetties & Moorings to implement the dredging programme.
Walcon System 2000 pontoons have so far been used to create some of the back walkway and three piers. Bespoke bowspring bridges for berth holder access to and from the shore have also been installed.
The marina is also renewing all power pedestals and adding deck-level lighting and fibre internet connections.
Windermere marina manager, Dan Fairweather, speaks positively about the progress to date. “It has been great to work with Walcon. The project was a number of years in the making and they were very patient and have worked well with our staff and local contractors,” he says. “There was a lot of boat moving as the old jetties were removed and with Marina Projects they planned and handled that very efficiently. We are very happy with the results so far and look forward to having it completed.”
Walcon will recommence work this October with completion scheduled for March 2023.

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