Hornet News

South Quay, Poole

Nearing completion

From January 2018 larger ships, carrying up to 1000 passengers, will soon be able to dock at the newly expanded South Quay in Poole.

The £10 million development is the first phase of the Poole Harbour Commissioners' plan to develop shipping and cruise line arrivals at the port.

The newly expanded South Quay will be 200m long by 40m wide, and be over 9m in depth. It will be able to provide accommodation for vessels up to 200m in length.

This will increase the port's capacity for conventional cargoes, and facilitate the ever-increasing interest from cruise ships wishing to visit Poole and the surrounding area.

Construction of the new quay required 1700 tons of steel piles, all of which were delivered by sea. The civil engineering firm BAM Nuttall oversaw the project.