Leigh Port Quay Wall (Cockle Wharf)
- Capital Investment - Essex, Southend & Thurrock, Growing Places Fund, More than £2m
Expected Completion Date
To be confirmed
Leigh Port is a small expanse of land (c. 7,500sqm) at the opening of the River Thames, spanning roughly 180m of the Southend coastline. The reclaimed area provides boat access, as well as housing 16 cockle sheds where cockles are cooked, processed and sold, as well as housing a small amount of light industry.
The project will involve construction of a new quay wall frontage, improvements to site access and resurfacing of the wharf to make the port a safe place to work and visit.
Maintaining the viability of the cockle sheds is central to the objectives of the project.
Capital Programme delivery update
Take a look at our update on the delivery of the Local Growth Fund (LGF) and Growing Places Fund (GPF) capital programmes.
Growing Places Fund
The Growing Places Fund (GPF) was established by the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (formerly the Department for Communities and Local Government) and the Department for Transport (DfT) in 2011. The aim of this funding is to unlock economic growth, create jobs and ‘kick-start’ house building at stalled development sites.