Resurfacing works have been completed at Milford Waterfront following a four month project that has resulted in a much improved visitor experience.
Owned by the Port of Milford Haven, the car park at Mackerel Quay has undergone a transformation culminating in 120 parking spaces, 4 disabled bays and 6 electric vehicle charging points which have been used by 414 cars since they were installed. A tarmacked surface has been laid through the centre of the site with a mesh grid surface for the parking bays. Further improvements will be made in the coming months including new lighting, plants and seating areas.
The Port partnered with Pembrokeshire County Council to provide the new EV charging points which includes a rapid battery EV charging station from Dragon Charging that can charge a vehicle in just 90 minutes. Pembrokeshire is the top county in Wales for the availability of battery EV charging points per head of population and is in the top 20% across the UK.
Gareth Phillips, Project Manager at the Port of Milford Haven, is pleased with the end result commenting “The free car park at Mackerel Quay is a well-used facility thanks to its prime location for enjoying the dining and shopping experience at the waterfront and spectacular views of the Waterway. We’re delighted that the resurfacing works have been completed making it more accessible for the public and enabling people to charge up their electric vehicles conveniently.”
Cabinet Member for Residents’ Services and Leisure at Pembrokeshire County Council, Councillor Rhys Sinnett, said “This scheme is another fantastic addition to the range of EV charging points that we have across the county and this has enabled us to be the number one area in Wales per head of population on this vitally important issue.”
For information on the events and activities available at Milford Waterfront visit www.milfordwaterfront.co.uk
Photo caption: (L-R) Councillor Rhys Sinnett from Pembrokeshire County Council; Andrew Mackay, Construction Manager at Dragon Charging and Gareth Phillips, Project Manager at the Port of Milford Haven at the newly resurfaced Mackerel Quay car park.
Notes to Editors
The Port of Milford Haven is the UK’s top energy port and Wales’ busiest port handling around 20% of Britain’s seaborne trade in oil and gas. It is widely recognised in the industry as the energy capital of the UK.
The Port, along with the cluster of energy-related businesses along the Waterway, is a key driver of economic activity in Pembrokeshire, attracting inward investment and supporting over 4,000 jobs.
The Port of Milford Haven also owns and operates Pembroke Port and Milford Waterfront. Activities such as cargo handling, ferry operations, fish landing and cruise calls as well as a first class marina are spread across these two sites.
One of the most prominent on the West Coast, the Port is in the heart of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, the only Coastal National Park in Great Britain. It is marked as a Special Area of Conservation (SAC) and has many areas designated as Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).
The Port of Milford Haven is a trust port – an independent, commercially run organisation that has statutory responsibilities governed by its Acts, to maintain and improve navigation and the provision of Port and Harbour services and facilities. Additionally, the Port provides significant financial and in-kind support to a wide variety of local causes. All profits are retained within the business to fund these objectives.
For further information, visit www.mhpa.co.uk or contact:
Port of Milford Haven