A new walkway could create an enlarged small boat harbour

Plans
have been revealed for a link to be built between Gunwharf Quays and Portsmouth
naval base, creating an enlarged small boat harbour between the two. A new
piled walkway would run from the south west end of the naval base via a new
Gosport ferry berth to the foot of Spinnaker Tower, enclosing the area of water
to seaward of the Hard.


This
would allow the preserved Victorian warship HMS Warrior to remain in her
current berth, but additional mooring space would be provided between her and
the present harbour station. Access to the moorings would be through a lift
bridge in the walkway, the bridge being wide enough to allow Warrior to be
removed every few years for dry docking.

Portsmouth
Naval Base Property Trust says the walkway project is still at an early stage
of planning, but that it is supported by the Queen’s Harbour Master.


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