Getting Building Fund allocation of £1.3m has been awarded to Poole Harbour Commissioners to build new offices and welfare facilities for staff.

Project Status - Completed

  • Start Date: January 2021
  • End Date: March 2022
  • Getting Building Fund allocation: £1,321,841.33
  • Awarded to: Poole Harbour Commissioners

Dorset LEP has allocated £1.3m of the government's Getting Building Fund to Poole Harbour Commissioners, who have match-funded £1.8m, to establish a new Port Operations Facility to enable the construction of a new Border Control Post.

The Getting Building Fund has enabled the construction of new offices and welfare facilities for 46 port staff including stevedores, foremen, port operators and accounts staff that have been displaced in the demolition ahead of the new Border Control Post and the installation of 216 solar panels on the Border Control Post building, which will generate 100mwh and 28,000 kg Co2 emissions avoided per annum .

The new Border Control Post, funded by Poole Harbour Commissioners and the government's Port Infrastructure Fund, enables Border Force to undertake its role effectively and efficiently, safeguarding the existing port’s business under new Customs legislation whilst future-proofing the viability of the commercial operations at the Port of Poole.

As of March 2021, the project has delivered the following outcomes: 

  • 800 sqm of commercial floorspace created
  • 46 jobs safeguarded 

By March 2025 the project aims to deliver:

  • £500,000 annual private leveraged investment  
  • 28,000 kg Co2 emissions avoided per annum.

Contact Details:

Dorset LEP
Rosie Macnamara, Programme Manager

Poole Harbour Commissioners
+44 (0)1202 440200 

Border Control Post

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