Project Description

Refurbishment of MDL’s Ocean Village Marina reaches milestone

15 June 2018

The refurbishment and extension by Walcon Marine of MDL’s Ocean Village Marina in Southampton has reached a milestone with Piers A to D completed and now in use. Three more remain to be finished with work now taking place on Pier E.

This has been a major project with Walcon involved from the outset in the design of the new layout before manufacturing the new pontoons whilst removing the old infrastructure. This had been there for many years and is being replaced in a phased programme running alongside the installation of the new units. The Walcon Wizard barge is undertaking all the necessary piling extractions and driving.

The walkways, piers and pontoons have been constructed using Walcon’s proven and durable System 21 product. Walcon’s heavy-duty, wave-attenuating Waliflote pontoons have been used near the marina entrance to provide protection from excess wash and wave action when the wind is from the south-east. For the decking, MDL has specified a composite format. An attractive dark grey colour, it will be long-lasting as well as visually appealing.

A key feature of the new marina is the introduction of a Pier P, with the P standing for platinum. For higher paying clients Walcon has designed and built customised, high-spec pontoons that feature underdeck services rather than pedestals, branded cleats and smart services using keypads and mobiles. Other services and privileges are accessed onshore.

The works are expected to be fully completed in the summer.