More than 55 jobs will be created by Portishead Quays marina development

Hundreds of recycled shipping containers have been

stacked and bolted together to create a new bar and restaurant at Portishead

Quays marina.

The design aims to

celebrate the quays’ industrial marine heritage.

More than 100 recycled containers have been used, the majority of which used to contain imports from China before being modified

at Felixstowe Dock. A couple of the containers were used to bring in

imports from Japan.

The new development

in north Somerset, which opened last Tuesday, November 27, is set to create more

than 55 jobs.

Keith Berry, marina

manager, said the new bar and restaurant building, estimated to be worth more than £100,000, also housed the marina’s new

toilet and shower room facilities.

He said: “Definitely

the marina’s been crying out for a development like this.

“It’s the ultimate in

marina facilities.

“People can go for a

wash, order their tea and watch the lifting of the boats by our hoist dock,

which can lift up to 35 tonnes.”