BAM wins Bantry Inner Harbour Development Contract
9th February 2016
BAM has been appointed as the main contractor by Bantry Bay Port Company to undertake the new Bantry Inner Harbour Development. This development marks the start of the regeneration of Bantry inner harbour which is in keeping with the total Inner Harbour Development scheme which was developed by the Bantry Bay Harbour Commissioners in 2012. Phase 1 of the project expected to cost in the region of €8.5 million
The development will provide a more sheltered harbour environment and marina with increased water depth and will also include updgrade of pier facilities and a new quayside area which will support and promote fishing and tourism activities in the Bantry area.
Construction expected to commence in late February/early March 2016 and the works are expected to be completed in Q3 2017.
Once complete the Bantry Inner Harbour Development will ensure vessels no longer lie aground when beside the pier. The quayside reclamation area will provide an increased foot print for marine related activities, making the pier safer environment for all users. The new twenty berth marina will provide improved berthage for local and visiting yachts to safely moor and access the town centre. Dredging will be carried out on the existing pier and new marina facilities, allowing access at all stages of the tide. A new amenity area in also planned.
Funding for the project has been made available from The Port of Cork Company, the Department of Transport, Tourism & Sport and from previous funds carried over from Bantry Harbour Commissioners.