Region: South West
The Land Trust manages 9 hectares of land at Osprey Quay in Portland, Dorset – including flood defences, open space areas of a business park and the promenade between Portland Castle and the marina. This site is nestled by a waterfront which attracts and an array of yachts and is positioned close to the idyllic popular tourist hotspot Chesil Beach.
Coode Way, Portland, DT5 1FD
Site size: 9 hectares
The Homes and Communities Agency transferred the ownership of land at Osprey Quay to the Land Trust in 2014. We are responsible for ensuring the complex flood defence are maintained and repaired and providing high quality estate management services for the businesses and visitors using the promenade, marina and leisure facilities.
The deal includes an endowment from the HCA that will be used for the maintenance of the flood defences which protect the businesses and leisure uses provided at Osprey Quay.
During the Olympics, Osprey Quay was host to the main sailing events and athlete village and a focus for thousands of people gathered along the Weymouth and Portland coastline to watch the sailing events, which included sailor Ben Ainslie winning his fourth Olympic gold.
The first phase of land to be transferred includes flood defences, a second phase will include the new Liberty Square adjacent to Portland Castle and the former Royal Naval Air Station Canteen Building.
We have appointed Groundwork South to take on the day-to-day management responsibilities.
Groundwork will use its Green Team to carry out the work, which will recruit up to three apprentices per year who are not currently in employment, education or training (NEET). The apprentices will be led by an experienced and qualified team leader, who will provide them with valuable on the job training and experience. They will ensure that the public spaces are managed in a way that supports existing businesses, attracts new companies to the area and ensures that the new residential development is successful.
A 24 hour emergency number has been set up to allow for tenants and the public to report any problems, this is 0300 3030 103.
To contact the Land Trust about this site or how we could help manage your space please email our Estates Officer Victoria Webbon or call 07747 568071.
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