Following a public tender process BAM Civil Ltd has been appointed as the main contractor by Bantry Bay Port Company to undertake the new Bantry Inner Harbor Development.
This development marks the start of the regeneration of Bantry inner harbor which is in keeping with the total Inner Harbor Development scheme which was developed by the Bantry Bay Harbor Commissioners in 2012.
With phase 1 of the project expected to cost in the region of €8.5 million, funding for the project has been made available from The Port of Cork Company, the Department of Transport, Tourism & Sport and from previous funds carried over from Bantry Harbor Commissioners.
As well as providing a more sheltered harbour environment and marina with increased water depth, the development will also see the pier facilities improved and a new quayside area which will support and promote fishing and tourism activities in the Bantry area.
With construction expected to commence in late February/early March 2016, Bantry Bay Port Company plans to complete the development by Q3 2017.