£4m Warrenpoint Port regeneration project gets underway

  • A £4m Warrenpoint Port regeneration project investment is now underway, with work beginning on a redevelopment of the landmark Town Dock House.

    The Warrenpoint Port harbour is currently being redeveloped as part of a £4m capital investment programme. The first phase of the regeneration is a redevelopment of the landmark Town Dock House building, which fronts directly onto the Warrenpoint Town Square and was once the main harbour office.

    The building will be returned to its former use as the harbour office and will represent a direct link between the shipping port and the town centre. This port is expected to become more important over the next few years as it sits on the Irish border, providing convenient links between the UK and Ireland in the event of Brexit complications.

    Warrenpoint Port recently announced a record boost to trading at the start of the year due primarily to stockpiling as the Brexit deadline approached. Though Brexit has been delayed, the continued uncertainty makes the port an attractive investment prospect right now and makes the regeneration project all the more important.

    Clare Guinness, CEO of Warrenpoint Port, said: "As a key local employer, Warrenpoint Port has long-established historic links with our town and the surrounding area. The redevelopment of Town Dock House, an iconic building at the heart of our town centre, will build on those links and provide a major regeneration boost that we can all enjoy."

    Source: Newry Chamber

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