£4m marina described as vote of confidence in city
Plymouth's new £4million King Point Marina has been described as a "vote of confidence" in the city's economy.
Dozens of people were invited for the official opening on Friday, performed by Jason Schofield, chief executive of developer Sutton Harbour Holdings, Chris Arscott, chairman of Plymouth Waterfront Partnership; and Charles Howeson, chairman of Plymouth Area Business Council.
After a nine-month build the facilities are now open to the public and the first boats have begun to arrive.
The 171-berth marina, and its striking contemporary shore-side building, have been constructed at the inner basin of the city's Millbay Docks.
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Describing the development as a "sure-footed" move on Sutton Harbour's part, Mr Howeson said: "We're not just looking at a new marina. It's a vote of confidence in this city's economy at a time when we are bouncing back.
"What they have done is reassure all of us we are pulling on the same rope, in the same direction, at the same time."
The marina will segue within with the wider re-development of Millbay. The English Cities Fund masterplan which has already delivered the Cargo and Cargo 2 apartment blocks, while James Brent's Akkeron Group has plans for a boulevard linking the area to the city centre.