Exhibition on marina upgrade

AN exhibition has opened into a £3.2 million upgrade of Porthcawl Marina.

An artist’s impression and other information have gone on display in a harbour-side publicity trailer.

The exhibition marks the start of the nine-month marina project, which will be launched by Bridgend Council today when deputy leader David Sage officially hands the site to contractor BAM Nuttall.

Renovation of the harbour is the first phase of regeneration work in Porthcawl and will include a new lock gate with pedestrian footbridge and extension to the eastern breakwater, engineering work to the harbour walls and a new pontoon system.

The number of berths will more than double to 70, with visitor moorings also available, and the harbour master building will also be renovated.

Mr Sage said: “This is a really exciting milestone for Porthcawl. Over the next nine months we will see the harbour transformed into an impressive marina, which will set the scene for ongoing and future regeneration.

“The quality of this project and the significant investment which is being put into it underlines how serious we are in our ambition to make Porthcawl a 21st century seaside resort which will benefit residents, business and visitors.”

The project also forms part of a scheme to make Porthcawl and Swansea Bay a water sports centre of excellence.

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