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8th October 2015 - Press Release

Discover Dover at this year's MIPIM UK



Property professionals will be able to Discover Dover at this year's MIPIM UK conference as plans for the seafront's regeneration and development build momentum.

The Port of Dover is embarking on a major redevelopment of the docks - investing £200 million in capital construction projects over the next five years.

And, along with the Discovery Park Enterprise Zone and Dover District Council, the Port will be exhibiting on the Invest in Dover stand (E25) at London Olympia for MIPIM UK from 21-23 October 2015 to showcase this work.

The projects include the £120 million development of a new cargo terminal and logistics hub as part of the Dover Western Docks Revival (DWDR) project. It will create 600 new jobs as well as safeguarding 140 existing roles, and create a new marina in the outer harbour, unlocking non-operational land for a major waterfront regeneration scheme.

Jason Ransley, business manager for property and regenration at the Port of Dover, said: “Dover is currently seeing an unprecedented level of investment and it’s great the town and waterfront have a shared vision to take Enterprise Coast forward for the benefit of its residents, businesses and visitors. The port is committed to playing its part in making Dover a place to shout about and celebrate.”       

MIPIM UK is the country’s largest exhibition and conference for property professionals. It provides a market place for UK players and international investors to meet, discuss projects and opportunities, and do business.

Mr Ransley added: “There is currently huge investment taking place across the south east of Kent and, with an ever increasing appetite to invest outside London, there's real potential for investors to Discover Dover.”

Stop by the Invest in Dover stand (E25) to find out more about investment opportunities, Dover regeneration and how DWDR is moving forward to secure:

 

  • 600 NEW JOBS
  • THE CATALYST FOR THE WIDER REGENERATION OF DOVER
  • LONG TERM PORT CAPACITY
  • INWARD INVESTMENT

 

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Notes to Editors:

  • The port handles 13 million passengers, 2.5 million freight vehicles and £100 billion of UK/European trade.
  • The port supports 22,000 jobs, many of which are in the local community.
  • It has a shared vision to protect and enhance short and long term port capacity for the nation while delivering the catalyst for the regeneration of Dover.
  • Dover Western Docks Revival (DWDR) is a major opportunity that is acting as a catalyst for the regeneration of Dover.  It could create over 600 new quality jobs and safeguard another 140 by developing a new cargo terminal and port centric distribution facility.  This would revive the Western Docks, protect long term port capacity and enable the transformation of the Waterfront with the potential creation of a new marina.
  • Support us by following (@PortofDover) with the dedicated hashtag #MipimUK and #DoverWesternDocksRevival.

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