With work on the Trams to Newhaven project continuing we take a trip to Ocean Terminal where we see recent progress on the construction work around the eventual tramstop, which will be the penultimate stop on the extension just followed by the new terminus at Newhaven. Roy Calderwood with the photo.
The Ocean Terminal area is currently not only seeing construction works in connection with the Trams to Newhaven project but there is also the Cala Homes “Waterfront Plaza” development which is seeing excellent progress as well. But its not all good news development wise here as the Ocean Terminal shopping centre has, like other shopping centres across the country, seen a number of shops close meaning there are plenty of empty units and as a result there is a current consultation on demolishing the former Debenhams store and one car park to open up the waterside where a distillery (to a vertical design) is also under construction next to the former Royal Yacht Britannia.
As with most tramstops on the route the stop at Ocean Terminal will be an island platform and as well as the tracklaying that is now in the early stages of construction.