A vast improvement from the old building, which had 'major subsidence, water ingress and rats'

Work

on Alderney’s new harbour office has been completed on time and under budget.

The

old Alderney Harbour office, which was in ‘a perilous state’, was demolished at

the end of February 2013 and staff moved into the new purpose-built facility on

16 February 2014.

The

work had a budget of £610,000 plus £32,000 preliminary costs.

Harbour

Master Mark Gaudion said: ‘Extreme weather delayed the contract in the early

stages by about six to eight weeks but the contractor managed to catch up and

complete the work on time and under budget.

‘The

old building had major subsidence, water ingress and we had rats at one point.

‘We’re

very pleased with the new building, it’s fit for purpose and has been

constructed to a very high standard.

‘We look forward to a good season and to

welcoming our regulars and new visitors, we’ll give everyone a good tour.’

Pictures: The new harbour office. Credit: Mark Gaudion; The old building being demolished. Credit: Chris Rees.