Getting Building Fund allocation of £1.2m has been awarded to Poole Harbour Commissioners to build new offices and welfare facilities for staff.

Project Status - Ongoing

  • Start Date: January 2021
  • End Date: January 2022
  • Getting Building Fund allocation: £1,216,792
  • Awarded to: Poole Harbour Commissioners

Dorset LEP has allocated £1.2m of the government's Getting Building Fund to Poole Harbour Commissioners, who will match fund £1.8m, to establish a new Port Operations Facility to enable the construction of a new Border Control Post.

The project funded by the Getting Building Fund will construct 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.

The new Border Control Post, funded by Poole Harbour Commissioners and the government's Port Infrastructure Fund, will enable 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.

Expected Outcomes from the construction of the new Port Operations Facility: 

  • 800 sqm of commercial floorspace created
  • 46 jobs safeguarded 
  • £500,000 annual private leveraged investment  
  • £1,813,013 match funding 

The new Port Operations Facility and Border Control Post will be fully operational by January 2022.

Contact Details:

Dorset LEP
Rosie Macnamara, Programme Manager
Tel: 07594 512273

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