2014 boating season welcomed with new Marina Office

June 9, 2014

Whitehaven Marina is proud to be welcoming its new season berth holders and visitors to our brand new Marina Office.  Completed only last month, the new first floor office provides marina staff with a fantastic view over the marina which in turn further improves customer service and security.

The new look office from the water

Part funded by parent company Marina Projects Ltd, the state of the art building enhancements complete the 2013/14 investment programme which also saw an additional 140 walk ashore berths installed in West Strand Marina.  The new look office now provides a welcoming customer reception area as well as a meeting room and separate office space which both staff and customers will benefit from.  In addition, the temporary office Portakabin has been removed to increase car parking on the Bulwark Quay.

Inside the smart new office

Mark Bowden, Operations Director commented, “We are really very pleased with the new office.  It was originally an attic space that housed the services of the ground floor facilities below but it is now a spacious and airy environment for our staff and customers to enjoy.  By clever design and engineering we were able to lift one side of the roof by 20 degrees allowing full length windows to be installed so the duty team can look across Lowther Marina and to the Sea Lock.  Previously a rather ordinary and functional looking, single floor building, it now really adds to the overall exciting and modern look of the Whitehaven waterfront – especially the glass atrium which houses the stairs and lift to the first floor.”

The significant investment by Marina Projects Ltd not only highlights the commitment to Whitehaven Marina but also the recognition of the importance of continuing to attract visitors to the harbour and so to the town of Whitehaven.  The marina is always looking at ways to improve the overall service to customers and the new office space not only enables better security and safety but also a lovely environment for those visiting.

This season Whitehaven town plays host to a variety of events including the Tall Ships Festival, 20th – 22nd June; and Whitehaven Live, 5th July.

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