The Port of Milford Haven is developing a vibrant waterfront destination to welcome the world. The Milford Waterfront development is a long-term project with the ambition to increase visitor numbers to Milford Haven, by developing a mixed-use destination and a fantastic place to live, work and spend leisure time. Working with planning consultants, Turley, the scheme received outline planning permission from Pembrokeshire County Council in November 2019, and now it’s all systems go to deliver the project, one phase at a time.
Milford Waterfront is already a popular place to visit with a variety of shops, restaurants and things to do, as well as a calendar of events and activities. With lots of places to eat, shop and enjoy, we already attract over 100,000 visitors a year and this number is rising.
The first phases of the development have already been delivered; Costa Coffee Drive Thru officially opened on St David's Day 2019 and the four Floatel Cabins received their first guests in 2019 and The Shores self-catering holiday apartment is now also complete. But, that's just the start of what's in store.
Our plans for a new 100 Bedroom Hotel have been approved and this project is due for completion mid-2022. We’re also pleased that Pembrokeshire County Council have granted planning permission for the redevelopment of Quay Stores; the historic building at the entrance to Milford Waterfront. We’re looking forward to seeing it brought back into sustainable use and hope to start the project soon.
Future plans at Milford Waterfront include leisure attractions, event spaces, and further food, beverage and retail outlets, among other exciting developments. Here’s what’s on the horizon next:
100 Bedroom Hotel
With more visitors eager to stay to enjoy leisure time, events and restaurants at Milford Waterfront, the new 100 bedroom hotel built on the site of the Burnyeats Building, or “The Ice Factory” as it’s best known locally, will be a great addition to Milford Haven.
Covid-19 has slightly delayed demolition of the current building, but we are now in the position to recommence works. The demolition contractors are now on site for a 12 week period until mid-December. The temporary fence around the area forms the layout of the hotel construction site. As a result, public access to the water side is no longer possible until completion of the hotel. A pedestrian diversion route is in place to allow people to move safely around the site. Demolition work will be carried out between 7.30am and 5.00pm Monday to Friday, and between 7.30am and 1.00pm on Saturdays. Disruption will be kept to a minimum.
The build of the new 100 bedroom hotel will begin in January 2021 and is expected to take around 18 months. We’re hoping to be able will be making an announcement about the operator very soon, so watch this space.
Multi-purpose Conference and Events Venue
One of the most historic buildings in Milford Haven is located at the gateway to Milford Waterfront. Over the last 30 years “Quay Stores”, as it’s currently known, has deteriorated, but our project to create a new venue for Pembrokeshire is set to breathe life into the building so we can celebrate its wonderful history. We are pleased that Pembrokeshire County Council has granted planning consent for its redevelopment. We’re sure that many people will be glad to see it brought back into sustainable use and we’re continuing to evaluate ways in which the venue can contribute to the ongoing regeneration of the town. The creation of this venue also includes opening up the tunnels which currently run under Victoria Road, so pedestrian access between the venue and Milford Waterfront will be much improved and an enjoyable experience.
Conference & Events Venue plans
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