MDL signs four-year deal with Marina Projects

Ocean Village Marina

Marina operator MDL has reached a four-year service agreement with UK-based consultants Marina Projects for the provision of licensing support, project management and technical support for MDL’s ongoing marina dredging and capital works programmes.

The agreement covers the full portfolio of MDL marina sites, including the sites at Hythe and Ocean Village (Southampton).

MDL Marinas owns and operates 19 marinas, predominantly along the south coast of the UK. In addition, MDL also manages through an agent two wholly owned subsidiary businesses; Hythe Marina Village Ltd and Ocean Village Marina Management Company Ltd, which both have a portfolio of real estate and marina assets.

Two clearly defined workstreams have been established, each with its own, but related, term contract agreement:

• Support for the delivery of a dredging campaign over a four-year period, to include licensing and project management activities

• Programme/project management support for the delivery of the annual capital works programme, including lock shutdowns, infrastructure audit and pontoon replacement projects across the various marina developments

Mike Ward, managing director at Marina Projects says: “The framework agreement with MDL provides both parties with long-term benefits and assures MDL of continuity of service and project delivery. Furthermore, it demonstrates the breadth of skills and experience that Marina Projects has at its disposal and the benefits of applying that support to an organisation with an extensive marina portfolio such as MDL.”

Hythe Village
Hythe Village

Richard Broadribb, property director of MDL, adds: “We are delighted to form a long-term partnership with Marina Projects. The new agreement enhances MDL’s marine capabilities and builds agile resilience into our operating structure. As a marina operator, Marina Projects understands the unique requirements of our sector, contributing strategies and solutions which enable MDL to focus on providing a high-quality service to its customers.”

MDL’s Ocean Village marina plays host to the popular South Coast Boat Show, which takes place from 21-23 April 2023.

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