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Falmouth Harbour wins almost £100,000

Falmouth Harbour has won almost £100,000 from the UK government’s Levelling Up fund.

The funding – granted through the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Good Growth programme managed by Cornwall Council – will allow the Harbour to focus on current and future marine technologies, as well as providing better water-front access and facilities for local communities and visitors.

“It is incredible news to have received this critical national and local support for our Destination Development Feasibility Study – which allows us to create a clear plan for Falmouth Harbour for the next ten to 15 years,” said Falmouth Harbour CEO Miles Carden. “We need to move forward in a strategic way and this blueprint will put us in a great place where we can capture opportunities for local residents of Falmouth and Cornwall more broadly.”

The study will examine the current marine industry and infrastructure and future blue technologies seen as key to establishing Falmouth as the preeminent port of call at the Atlantic Gateway for servicing offshore wind and power and other small commercial and leisure vessels.

Possibilities

To this end the Harbour is also working with Falmouth Marine School on future skills development particularly around offshore technology, to support renewables and wind power.

The study will also look at possibilities for a new marina and berthing for small offshore vessels and superyachts and space for major sailing events alongside better facilities for local people to get closer to the water and events.

The harbour has secured the return of the classic superyacht regatta Richard Mille Cup which will take place in June 2024.

“This is exactly the sort of uplifting spectacle which draws people to our amazing Harbour and benefits everybody,” added Miles. “We want to give people better access to new jobs in offshore industries, the water in Falmouth and better facilities when they get there.

“Our study will map out how and where this can be achieved and how we make best use of our resources.”

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