London’s St Katharine Docks to undergo redesign and refurbishment

St Katharine Docks, in the centre of London, is going to be refurbished and redesigned to become a “thriving hub of yachting and social activity". 

The site, located by Tower Bridge and the Tower of London, was acquired by the Blackstone Group in late 2014 and Camper & Nicholsons Marinas has now been appointed to manage and operate the marina. 

The marina will be officially re-launched later this year and will offer 170 berths able to accommodate yachts up to 40 metres. 

Dan Hughes, business development director at Camper & Nicholsons Marinas, said the company was aiming to “develop a genuinely international marina as part of a thriving waterside community in the centre of one of the world’s greatest cities.”

“The plans include an improved marina layout and berth plan, better facilities both ashore and afloat, and an overall improvement to the marina experience,” he said. 

Sean Purdy, marketing director at C&N Marinas added: “As this 24-hour city adapts to the needs and demands of its ever-growing international business population, we see St Katharine Docks being at the heart of that.”

Blackstone Property Management said that the development of the berths was central to the site as a whole — which also has office space, luxury homes, restaurants and shopping.

“As a key London landmark, St Katharine Docks holds appeal to yacht owners, affluent travellers, discerning Londoners and visitors, and progressive companies alike,” said managing director Garry Rudd.

“The quality of the marina is integral to the appeal of the Docks, and the waterfront is being enhanced with an increasingly diverse range of quality restaurants and retailers, while still retaining its historic charm.”

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