Western Quayside development reaches the top
A key development milestone was reached this month with a ‘topping out’ ceremony held at Western Quayside, Haverfordwest’s multi-million regeneration project.
John Weaver (Contractors) Ltd have now reached and finished the highest point of the flagship development and work is on track for hand over for internal works later in the year.
The former Ocky White department store has been transformed into a modern and stylish accessible to all three-storey development that will feature a multi-user food emporium along with a restaurant, bar and roof-top terrace.
Senior Council members, officers and contractors gathered on the roof terrace to celebrate the ‘topping out’ after receiving a tour of the site.
Pembrokeshire County Council Chairman Cllr Tom Tudor said: “Combined with other initiatives taking place, I am very optimistic that Haverfordwest town centre will become a thriving commercial and residential location of choice, creating a distinct destination and sense of place.
“The Pembrokeshire County Council scheme incorporates public realm improvements including an attractive waterfront square with space for events which could extend its use into the early evening. The project is anticipated to be complete next year which is very exciting news for Haverfordwest, our County Town of Pembrokeshire.”
“Western Quayside is an integral part of our vision to revitalise Haverfordwest town centre and it is fantastic to see this ambitious regeneration project moving forward,” said Council Leader Cllr David Simpson.
Ceri Best, Commercial Director of John Weaver Contractors, said: “We are extremely privileged and honoured to be the Principal Design and Build Contractor on the redevelopment of the former historical Ocky Whites Store in the heart of Haverfordwest.
“The collaborative partnership developed with Pembrokeshire County Council and their consultant teams has ensured the constraints and challenges faced were overcome to allow works to continue concurrently and thus mitigating further delays to the contract programme. We look forward to our countdown to practical completion and the delivery of a quality flagship project for Pembrokeshire County Council.”
Anthony Hayward, Construction Team Manager at PCC added: “The topping out ceremony marks a key milestone in what has been an extremely challenging project, it also gave opportunity to commend the entire project team who have worked collaboratively to deliver this new transformational development.”