Terminal update work on time
THE first phase of a Â£10m terminal redevelopment for an Isle of Wight link has been completed.Â
A new extended marshalling areaÂ has been built by Red Funnel, which sails from Southampton,Â at East Cowes.
Fran Collins, Red Funnel's chief executive, said: '˜We are delighted the new marshalling area was finished on time and to such a high standard. It has already reduced queue lengths at check-in and improved embarkation times for customers. It'sÂ now possible to group different types of vehicles which makes stowage of traffic on-board easier.'Â
The work was carried out by Stoneham Construction.
Phase twoÂ of the East Cowes gateway project, which includes a newÂ terminal building, starts in the New Year and will be completed by summer 2020. Once finished, the land at Phoenix and Trinity will be redeveloped and could potentially include a hotel, housing, offices, restaurants and shops.'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹