An overhaul of Alderney's harbourmaster facilities

The old Alderney

harbour office has been knocked down and is due to be replaced with a new

facility, an investment worth more than £610,000.

The harbourmaster

has been relocated to a temporary office in the block at the Commercial Quay

entrance, on the opposite side of the quay to the pontoons, whilst demolition

and rebuilding takes place.

Resident boat owner

Chris Rees said: ‘An initial budget of £610,000 will pay for demolition of the

existing office, new piling and erection of a two storey building with a

pitched roof.

‘Further investment

will be required to fit out the upper floor. The old office was ‘in a perilous

state, suffering from cracks in the walls, vermin and water ingress’, according

to states member Bill Walden.’

The £12million refurbishment

of Alderney’s Commercial Quay in Braye Harbour has now been completed but

further work is now necessary to the east side due to shifting of the stone

revetment, which will be taking place throughout 2013.

A harbour office spokesman said they were waiting for the weather to clear before work on the new building began.