St Mary’s Quay Funding In Place Says Cornwall’s Transport Officer

 

St Mary's Quay

St Mary’s Quay

Work should start on extending St Mary’s Quay in October.

There have been ongoing delays with the scheme, but Cornwall Council, who are now entirely responsible for delivering the project on time and on budget, say they are confident of starting in the autumn.

Yesterday, their Lead Transport Officer Nigel Blackler announced in the Town Hall Transport User Forum that the full funding is in place.

The majority of the £15.2m budget for a joint St Mary’s and Penzance scheme will be spent here in Scilly.

The mainland works are mainly related to dredging whereas on St Mary’s the quay will be extended, made more resilient to storms and a freight and cold storage facility will be developed.

The money is being offering by both the European Commission and the Department for Transport.

Nigel says they should have tenders for the scheme returned next month and the project is now moving forward rapidly.

Working through the winter should mean that there’s no impact on tourism in the summer, he says.



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