New FHC workshop complete

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Construction of a new workshop at Grove Place Boat Park in Falmouth has been completed on schedule this week – five months after work began.

FHC staff outside the new workshop at Grove Place Boat Park

Falmouth Harbour Commissioners (FHC) invested £180k in the new facility, which has replaced the temporary prefabricated building that the maintenance and conservancy team had been operating in for a number of years.

Harbour Master Mark Sansom said: “We are delighted with this wonderful new building, which is a fantastic asset for Falmouth Harbour Commissioners.

“With its wood cladding, it looks very much at home in the area. It replaces an unsightly temporary structure and the finish was chosen to be in keeping with the adjacent buildings in Events Square.

“This facility will give improved efficiency when carrying out maintenance within the harbour, as well as providing a safer working environment for our employees. Everybody involved is pleased to see the new workshop up and running.”

FHC’s conservancy and maintenance team is responsible for mooring and harbour maintenance; yacht haven maintenance; response facilities, including oil pollution response; harbour surveying; maintenance of navigational aids, such as buoys and maintenance and operations of FHC craft.

FHC thanked architect Rosemary Lynch, builders KPK, Holland and Long and H20K.