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New 250-berth marina to be named after market town’s most famous past resident

Marina developer Geomac, has announced the creation of a brand new, 250-berth marina in Stratford-upon-Avon in the UK.

Shakespeare Marina has been named after the famous playwright and poet William Shakespeare, who was born in the medieval market town, and earthworks will soon begin to prepare for its launch in the late autumn.

Situated on the River Avon, administered by the Avon Navigation Trust, the marina will offer boating enthusiasts the opportunity to pass through the heart of England, via a mixture of canals and rivers, as part of the Avon ring. This ring provides passage through Evesham, Tewkesbury, Worcester and Birmingham as well as access to the national network.

Offering a range of modern facilities including a shower block with laundry, fuel and service pedestals with water and electricity, Shakespeare Marina will sit perfectly within its rural and historic surroundings, whilst being a short 15-minute walk to the town centre.

“We are very much looking forward to working alongside the Avon Navigation Trust throughout this project and to develop a close relationship which will see Geomac create a first-class marina in a first-class area.”

Clive Matthews, Chief Executive of the Avon Navigation Trust, says: Shakespeare Marina will offer high-quality mooring facilities at the top end of the river on a flood safe site and we know from talking to boat users that there is a demand for this type of facility in the Stratford area.

Geomac is part of the wider Land & Water Group. Shakespeare Marina will be built by Land & Water Services, a leading wet civil engineering company, and will have a natural water body design complemented by floating jetties so that boats will be safe and secure no matter the change in water levels.

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