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Naming Competition Launched in Wales for Pembroke Dock's Historic Buildings

30th September 2021
The Port of Milford Haven in south Wales is seeking your help to name a new piece of history in Pembroke Dock, the commercial port which includes the ferry link to Rosslare. To submit your suggestion click the link below, noting entries no later than Monday, 18 October. The Port of Milford Haven in south Wales is seeking your help to name a new piece of history in Pembroke Dock, the commercial port which includes the ferry link to Rosslare. To submit your suggestion click the link below, noting entries no later than Monday, 18 October. Credit: Port of Milford Haven -facebook

In south Wales the port of Pembroke Dock has a rich maritime history having been a military town for 150 years. Today, the former Royal Naval Dockyard is a commercial port including a ferry link to Ireland in addition to having an exciting future in the renewables industry.

The Port of Milford Haven forms a key part of the £60m Swansea Bay City Deal’s Pembroke Dock Marine project which will deliver the facilities, services and spaces needed to establish a world-class centre for marine energy and engineering.

As part of this, four Grade II listed annexes attached to the Sunderland Hangars are in need of renovation to bring them into the 21st century and offered as flexible modern workspaces. The building works will begin in November 2021 and are on schedule to be completed by November 2022.

Today, the Port is launching a naming competition for the four annexes and is inviting submissions from members of the community. There are four suggested themes: heritage, renewable future, maritime and social history, but all ideas are welcome.

Commercial Director at the Port, Steve Edwards, said “Pembroke Port is steeped in history and we want to ensure we preserve these buildings so they can be used in the next exciting chapter. Pembroke Dock Marine offers huge opportunities for the town as well as the entire region, so it’s really important that we create desirable accommodation for businesses to establish themselves here. We want to involve the whole community in our plans by inviting memorable names with a back story to complement the developments.”   

To submit your suggestions, visit the port's website here by Monday 18th October.

Pembroke Dock Marine is funded by the Swansea Bay City Deal, the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government, and through private investment.

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Jehan Ashmore

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Jehan Ashmore is a marine correspondent, researcher and photographer, specialising in Irish ports, shipping and the ferry sector serving the UK and directly to mainland Europe. Jehan also occasionally writes a column, 'Maritime' Dalkey for the (Dalkey Community Council Newsletter) in addition to contributing to UK marine periodicals. 

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