St Katharine Docks re­fur­bished

Iconic Lon­don dock re­branded a Camper & Ni­chol­sons ma­rina

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Camper & Ni­chol­sons Mari­nas has taken over the man­age­ment and op­er­a­tion of the St Katharine Docks.

Camper & Ni­col­son orig­i­nally won the con­tract to re­design and re­fur­bish the site in April 2015. Since then, the ma­rina has been brought up to date with a new ma­rina lay­out, new pon­toons and new light­ing and util­i­ties, mak­ing it one of the most mod­ern mari­nas in the UK. Now it has been awarded the con­tract to run it for three years on be­half of Black­stone Prop­erty Man­age­ment.

The project was com­pli­cated by the historic na­ture of the site, mean­ing that many as­pects, in­clud­ing the quay walls of the three ma­rina basins, are pro­tected. In ad­di­tion, the en­tire project was un­der­taken whilst the ma­rina berth hold­ers, and its com­mer­cial ten­ants and in­hab­i­tants, were still in res­i­dence.

Gen­eral man­ager Paul Tet­low likened the project to “ren­o­vat­ing an en­tire house whilst still liv­ing in it.” The ma­rina can now ac­com­mo­date su­pery­achts of up to 40m, as well as be­ing able to host events such as the re­cent Lon­don On-water boat show.

Guy Rudd, manag­ing di­rec­tor of Black­stone Prop­erty Man­age­ment, said, “We have made a sig­nif­i­cant in­vest­ment in the St Katharine Docks estate and it is pay­ing div­i­dends in the num­ber of new cus­tomers we have.”

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