Milford Dock Lock Project

Milford Dock Lock Project


Milford Dock Lock Project video update part two


Milford Dock Lock Project video update part one

A set of new lock gates have been officially opened which will secure Milford Haven’s future as a top sailing destination.

The gates, which have been installed at Milford Marina, were constructed inside the existing lock. The improved facility will help boost marine tourism and business in Milford Haven. 

The development is part of Visit Wales' Coastal Tourism Project, part funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government, to encourage tourism along the Welsh coastline.

This is an exciting project since the introduction of a completely new set of lock gates is a rare occurrence in British docks. Atkins, the official engineering designers for the 2012 Olympics, designed the new gates.

The move is part of a major investment undertaken by the Port to make Milford Marina one of the top marine leisure destinations. The development reflects the confidence that the Port of Milford Haven has for the future of Milford Marina and Fish Docks.


Press releases about the project:

26/06/15- State of the art lock gates are officially opened by Secretary of State for Wales Stephen Crabb

18/05/15- £6m lock gates create an open door to Milford Marina

06/02/15- Lock gates undergo commissioning

01/12/14- New lock gates arrive at Milford Dock

24/4/14- 1,000 tonne crane lifts a major piece of the jigsaw into Milford Dock's new lock

28/10/13- Milford Dock Lock Project video update part 2 

29/08/13 - Milford Dock Lock Project video update part 1 

05/08/13 - Local community invited to meet the £6m Dock Lock team

23/05/13 - £6m lock gates open the door to major development at Milford Docks

23/01/13 - Public Engagement Event - Milford Dock Lock Project

19/07/12 - Port Looks to Appoint Contractors to £5m Dock Lock Project

16/03/12 - Olympics Designers Appointed for Milford Dock Lock

31/08/11 - Lock Around the Clock at Milford Marina


Related Sites:

Visit the Coastal Tourism Project website

European Regional Development Fund

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