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Portsmouth plans for the future

[ June 26, 2020   //   ]

Council-owned Portsmouth International Port has appointed international engineering and project management firm Royal HaskoningDHV to help deliver its long term master plan.

From July consultants will engage with customers and stakeholders, looking at current market trends and growth forecast, to deliver a the plan for the entire port authority harbour area, including Portico and the Camber.

Once completed by the end of the year the master plan will contribute towards statutory Portsmouth City Council Local Plan. It will reveal how the port could look, with design ideas and suggestions for development.

Portsmouth International Port’s director, Mike Sellers, said: “We’re poised for a dramatic transformation of the industry over the coming years, so now is an ideal time to scope out the role our port has to play in the economic recovery following the Covid-19 pandemic and also how the UK adapts to leaving the EU.

“Building on the findings from our recent economic impact report, this next stage in our strategic development will look towards the next 20 years, focusing on our aims to become one of the most sustainable ports in the UK, adapting to the needs of our ferry and cruise customers, providing a vital catalyst for supply chains.

“Importantly our role in the community and the city’s vision will also be a focus for the final plan.”