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FM Conway wins £9m Port of Dover renovation job

FM Conway has been awarded a £9.2m contract to renovate the historic Terminal 1 building at the Port of Dover.

The Grade II-listed terminal building was originally constructed as a railway station between 1912 and 1914.

Structural works will include removal and replacement of the historic roof, which comprises 180 m of steel and glass.

A temporary ‘rolling roof’ will be installed before work begins to minimise disruption to the port’s customers and staff, which FM Conway said would be the largest span ever used.

FM Conway director of buildings and maintenance Bernard Hodgkinson said: “We have a proven track record of working alongside the Port of Dover to successfully deliver complex schemes in a challenging environment.

“The contract to refurbish the Cruise Terminal certainly presents some new challenges and we are looking forward to working with the port again to deliver an interesting project safely and successfully.”

FM Conway has delivered a number of major infrastructure schemes within the port’s Eastern Docks.

It is also working on the port’s Traffic Management Improvement Scheme to improve operations at the port.

The port announced an £85m investment plan to revamp its Eastern Docks ferry terminal in 2011. It was also awarded planning permission for a second terminal.

The project is part of the Port of Dover’s wider heritage project that will also rejuvenate parts of the adjacent Fisherman’s Walkway, the distinctive Stair Tower and the Western End of the Prince of Wales Pier.

Work will begin on site in October.

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