Great news for the marina long term.. will be interested to learn how disruptive the building site is likely to be for the current berth holders during the building works though.. wasn't really expecting to be berthing the boat in the vicinity of a major development when taking up the berth this year, tranquility was the word that sprang to mind at the time.. hopefully the tender process will contractually build in terms and conditions to protect existing berth holder from noise polution and general disruption, including compensation should they fail to deliver against them
I wondered why my quote for berthing there seemed rather low compared to the other marinas. Pleased I stayed where I was
In the early 80's my dad took me to a display at the old ferry terminal with a model of how Ocean Village was going to look, bars, restaurants, shops and so on, they built it, it remained half empty, they knocked it down again, and here we are, doing it all again.
Interesting that - according to the artist's impression - they're expecting people to sail into their berths. Must be the reason there are so few pontoons filling the space
Fortunately with MDL freedom berthing you can re-book across southampton water to Hthe if you want tranquility !!
Hopefully the plumes of dust will be blowing eastwards.
Im biased as I really like Ocean Village.
The hotel has been given the green light on the past too. I really hope this time that it gets off the ground.
The final phase of the old wilson Bowden development has finally got some backing from someone with deep pockets.
As a marina it's in a good position being 40 mins drive from M25/M3 junction or 1h10 on the train from central London. No locks and no long haul out to clear water.
It will be make or break time
The shower block, MDL office and possibly waterside properties may well move to the new hotel block. This coul open up a good position for a chandlery or watersports shop to serve OV and town quay??
Last time there was building work I think MDL may have given free wash downs on boats that were in an dust affected area, just ask the marina manager once work starts.
to be clear, I'm not saying it's an issue, I'm juts interested what'll go in to the tender process to ensure it remains a none issue for berth holders
May 5, 2016