There has been some fantastic progression with the works at Shakespeare Marina which we are incredibly pleased to share with you. September saw the main dig having been completed. It contained roughly 70,000 cubic metres of soil which was repurposed throughout the marina at its periphery, including the car park and landscaped areas, to minimise waste and enhance the site. The main dig is where our 250 moorings will be located, and your canal boats will float.
We also had our first open day on the 11th of September which was a vibrant event that saw many local people and boating enthusiasts join us for a preview of the Shakespeare Marina site.
In October, a new towpath and footbridge was constructed over the marina entrance to provide the general public with access along the existing towpath. 140 tubular piles have also been installed as restraint piles for new mooring pontoons and jetties. All of the works have been captured brilliantly by Warwickshire Drone and Looking Down Drone and we have loved sharing the imagery with you on our social media pages.
The marina is now due to be filled with 3.5 million litres of water so that the pontoons and jetties can be installed ready for those customers who have paid their deposit and wish to moor their boats.
Sharing marina updates with you is incredibly important which is why Geomac’s Director, Neil Warren, recently undertook a Q&A on the Stratford Society YouTube channel to discuss any queries relating to Shakespeare Marina. If you missed this discussion then you can catch up here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09ousvZ4AL4
For more updates including questions on river licenses, Shakespeare Marina’s facilities and the New and Used Boat Company, keep checking our social media pages and website.