Swanick Marina

Pavilion Building

Gripsure decking has been used in the development of a new sales pavilion at Swanwick Marina in Southampton.

The state-of-the-art building, which opened in the summer, provides 14 high-quality units, which are home to some of the biggest names in the boat business, including Ancasta, Fleming Yachts, MiCats, Nautor’s Swan, Nordhavn, Pearl Yachts, Princess Yachts, Sanlorenzo Yachts and Sunseeker International.

The sales pavilion, known as The Saltings, uses our MOSO® Bamboo X-treme® with Gripsure decking, creating an attractive and slip-resistant space for berth holders.

The profile was chosen for its durability and style, which is very much in keeping with the overall look of the marina. The range is also a sustainable alternative to tropical hardwoods and composite products, boasting best in class for its environmental credentials, strength, stability, and longevity, whilst achieving a Euroclass B fire rating without the need for external treatment.

  • It was a huge project and the final result looks amazing. The bamboo decking that was used is absolutely top spec and very hardwearing. It will definitely do the job.

    Gripsure were helpful to the nth degree throughout the project and really supportive. I’ve already told other people how great they are to work with.

    Lynn Ward| Sales Representative, Covers

The installer was Amiri Construction and the order for the decking was processed through Covers Timber and Builders’ Merchants in Gosport.

The completion of the sales pavilion was a key stage in the £8 million regeneration of Swanwick Marina. Other stages include the development of a new restaurant and a berth holders’ lounge.

Speaking after The Saltings’ opening ceremony in June, Pete Bradshaw, Premier Marinas chief executive, said: “Swanwick’s new sales pavilion provides a unique representation of so many major global brands, it is now the primary destination for motor yacht sales in the UK. “This project has taken many years to deliver, and we are proud of what has been achieved.

Set in the quiet upper reaches of the Hamble River, Swanwick Marina offers 24-hour access to the cruising grounds of the Solent.

Images courtesy of Amiri Construction. ©2022 Amiri Group.