Exciting times ahead as work officially starts on the development of Noss on Dart’s new fully-serviced boatyard – with the new Hoist Dock and Dry Stack launching and recovery dock now under construction.
The boatyard is a major part of the development project and the planned 75 tonne boat lifting facility will be the largest lifting capacity on the River Dart. Local contractors, Teignmouth Maritime Services are already onsite and have begun important engineering works to secure the piles that will create the boat hoist dock. Along with having the capacity to lift up to 75 tonne vessels it will provide short term storage ashore for our customers and contractors to undertake maintenance work and projects.
Alongside the new hoist dock, also under construction is a new dry stack launching and recovery dock. This dock will facilitate a new Marine Travelift forklift which will launch and recover boats from the new dry stack facility.
Andy Osman CMM, General Manager at Noss on Dart Marina says: “Having the boatyard and dry-stack construction underway is a very exciting and vital stage of the whole marina development. I am looking forward to the completion of this phase and getting these services open for business.”
Last month saw the installation of a new pontoon access bridge which will form part of the new access arrangements for the new marina. A major milestone in the development it is currently in a temporary position until it can be moved to its designated location.
Measuring over 25m in length and 2m wide it will make the incline at low water much more manageable for customers pushing full trolleys up the ramp after a day out on the water.
Andy Osman CMM, General Manager comments: “We have already seen great progress on the redevelopment of Noss on Dart this year and despite some poor weather it has not delayed the works or the project timetable. The introduction of the new bridge now gives us the opportunity to finally remove the old structure which will complete the removal and demolition of the last of the old marina and bridgehead layouts. At this point, 109 new pontoon berths have been completed with work progressing by the day to get the rest of the marina completed by the spring.”
Construction of the new floating marina has made rapid progress, with almost all of the old metal pontoons now removed and replaced by our contractors, Walcon Marine. Additionally a new back walkway connects all of the new pontoon walkways from A to J pontoons.
A major milestone in the development of the floating marina is the instalment of electricity and water supply now connected to pontoons E, F, G and part of J, with further supplies in progress. All boats that are still afloat are now temporarily located on these new berths whilst other work progresses. Pier H is also in position and awaiting the fitting of services which are planned to take place over the next couple of weeks.
Andy Osman CMM, General Manager adds: “We have already seen great progress on the redevelopment of Noss on Dart this year and despite some poor weather it has not delayed the works or the project timetable.”
Noss on Dart Marina continues to be a hive of activity with the ongoing redevelopment works picking up pace.
The team from Devon Contractors are working hard to complete Phase 1 of both the new Commercial Buildings and new car park with the steel framework now up to roof level and roof sheets being fitted.
Andy Osman CMM, General Manager adds: “We are really pleased to see the commercial building start to come to life and it’s a huge relief to all the team, given the recent weather, to get the roof on and the building watertight! Despite the elements this first phase of the building works is on target to be finished by the autumn.”
Works to construct the foundations of the new decked car park have also started. Once the concrete has cured, the steel frame will be erected and begin to rise rapidly – forming six levels of parking and 195 spaces that will be available to both visitors and berth holders.
As we enter 2021 Noss on Dart continues to be a hive of activity as the team and external contractors commence the construction of the shoreside marina elements of the development.
The team from Devon Contractors are now back onsite steadily working to complete Phase 1 of the new Commercial Buildings and decked car park at Noss on Dart Marina. The new commercial building will provide a home for prospective and existing marine tenants such as South Devon Marine Academy, each with a beautiful waterside outlook of the River Dart.
Contractors have also started work on the ‘site-wide services’ project, which will involve all new onsite services to be upgraded with a new electric supply, water mains, telecoms and a state-of-the-art IT infrastructure.
This phase of the project is a major milestone in the redevelopment of the site and will involve excavating a trench which will run from the top of the site, down the hill, over the road bridge and down into the commercial development where the first of the four electricity substations will be constructed.
Following a well-earned Christmas break the Walcon Marine team are now back onsite at Noss on Dart to continue the construction of the new floating marina.
The main focus for this stage of the redevelopment works is removing the last of the old marina pontoons and replacing them with a brand new infrastructure which will include the introduction of the new H pontoon that will provide berthing for 15m and 18m vessels.
Once all of the pontoons have been replaced, the next stage of the project will involve the removal of the old marina access bridge which will be replaced with a new temporary access walkway; this walkway will run from outside the staff tea room and lead down to the new back walkway pontoon, providing clear and easy access for all berth holders, tenants and staff.
This temporary walkway arrangement will remain in place until such time as the new bridgehead has been constructed, at which point the access bridge will be moved to its designed location within the marina.
The new floating marina at Noss on Dart Marina is taking shape, with Walcon Marine making good progress; having now installed the new ‘back walkway’ which has replaced the old inside, or C pontoon as many will remember it.
The new £3.5m floating marina will provide individual finger pontoons for each berth holder, making the berthing of boats easier and considerably safer for berth holders and visitors alike.
Many longstanding berth holders have been waiting in some cases more than ten years for the new marina to be built so Premier is pleased to report that, subject to weather conditions, progress is on track for the completion of the floating marina for the 2021 season.
Following the infill of the old Noss slipway, autumn works on the revetment wall at Noss on Dart have made steady progress as local contractor, Teignmouth Maritime Services have continued with construction.
The revetment wall is designed to form a protective barrier between the river and the earth embankment and represents a key step towards enabling the shore side construction of the new marina and boatyard lifting dock.
Reaching this phase involved a significant amount of ground work as tonnes of earth and materials were move to fill in the old slipway to the point where the new river defence works could be started to provide a robust river edge protection constructed. Eventually the works will involve driving a number of large piles into the embankment to support the new hoist dock.
As the construction works at the marina progress, we have taken steps to ensure that our berth holders and marina visitors continue to enjoy good parking provision by extending our Woodland Car Park.
This extension has opened up a new area of parking, situated as close to the heart of marina as is possible at this time, and which will remain open for the duration of the development project watch out for the new signage that identifies this new car park.
Whilst a proportion of the main marina car park will remain in use for berth holders, a small section of parking is now dedicated to accommodating the construction vehicles and equipment being used for the renewal of the floating marina.
Premier Marinas is delighted to announce that the construction of the new floating marina at Noss on Dart Marina has begun.
Walcon Marine is now onsite and have started the phase 1 demolition and construction works, including the installation of the new inner walkways and what will become pontoon E and part of pontoon J. Once this phase has been completed, the marina team will temporarily relocate some berth holder boats onto the new sections whilst the Walcon team remove parts of the old pontoon to make way for phase 2, which will involve the construction of pontoons F and G.
Following this, the next major phases of the project will include: phase 3 – the construction of pontoons H and J; phase 4 – the construction of the additional walkways, which will ultimately lead to Premier’s dedicated water taxi and fuel pontoon berth; and phase 5 – the construction of pontoons A, B, C and D. The new £3.5m floating marina will provide a finger pontoon for each boat and rafting out will be a thing of the past.
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