Major extension completed at Tingdene’s Broadlands Marina


Situated on Oulton Broad just outside Lowestoft, Tingdene’s Broadlands Marina has undergone major development works to extend its berthing capabilities.

The works comprised the addition of an 88-metre back walkway and three piers with finger pontoons capable of providing an additional 54 berths for leisure craft up to twelve metres in length.

Previously known as Oulton Broad marina, the facility was acquired by the Tingdene Group in 2015 and permission subsequently obtained to expand and improve the facilities. The pontoon order was placed with long-term partner Walcon Marine, with the installation and associated works being undertaken by Irvins.

The location of the marina in the Broads National Park presented an installation challenge for Walcon due to its inaccessibility to heavy vehicles.

To successfully deliver the pontoons to the site Walcon transported them by lorry to Tingdene’s 300-berth Brundall Bay Marina, around 20 miles to the north-west on the Norfolk Broads. Once delivered, they were launched into the water and, over the course of five weeks, moved downriver using motor launches to push and pull them.

“It all went well, despite the complexity,” says Steve Arber, operations director at Tingdene Marinas Ltd. “Walcon delivered everything on time and their service was exemplary as always. The works were completed well ahead the start of what has so far been a very busy and successful season. With an additional 54 berths on brand new, fully-serviced, floating pontoons we are able to welcome even more leisure boat owners to join our friendly community.”

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