Marina Development: Windermere Quays

Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria, UK
Windermere Aquatic Ltd
Completed 2017
Windermere's premier marina

A major redevelopment of an existing marina in a sensitive and iconic setting. The marina development was designed and project managed by Marina Projects from concept through to delivery and introduced significant enhancements to the existing marina business which is owned and operated by Windermere Aquatic Limited.

The construction works followed an extensive design and approvals process undertaken by Marina Projects, to secure the necessary consents for the project which included the negotiation of a new lease for the extended marina. The planning approval required the implementation of a detailed consultation strategy with key stakeholders and regulators as well as undertaking specialist studies into navigation, marina design and viability.

…a new marina that provides unrivalled berthing facilities

Simon Goodhead, Marina Projects
Preparation & submission of Planning Consent
Navigation Risk Assessment
Concept design, detailed design
Marina market study
Marina financial feasibility & business plan
Stakeholder Consultation
Contract Administration & Site Supervision
Project Management
The first major phase of the development proposals

As part of a wider regeneration strategy for the Bowness-on-Windermere area, the project forms the first major phase of comprehensive marina development proposals for the site and introduced a large expansion of berth numbers to keep pace with market demand & evolving vessel sizes. Further phases of work on the site will be primarily focused on the adjacent landside area and include provision of a new visitors’ centre, restaurants, retail outlets and a hotel.

The scope of work undertaken by Marina Projects included the design & specification of the marina equipment that was installed as part of the reconfiguration. In addition, Marina Projects managed the procurement and contract negotiations with the selected Contractors, as well as the Project Management & Contract Administration of the works from award through to completion.

Unrivalled berthing facilities on Lake Windermere

The reconfiguration & expansion of the marina provided a significant increase in the overall number of berths through improved optimisation of the water space. Likewise, the design was developed with consideration to site conditions, introducing improvements in wave climate and future proofing the marina against future water level increases.

Completed in 2017, the development introduced a new marina that provides unrivalled berthing facilities & services on Lake Windermere.