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Restoring Porthcawl's Rich Heritage

Porthcawl Harbourside CIC will create an innovative, inclusive and economically sustainable multi-use destination.  The Maritime Centre, called 'Harbourside' will be a flagship venue, but so much more than a building - it will be a dynamic, stimulating environment where Coastal Science, Pioneering Community Involvement and Maritime History combine - an all-weather, year-round haven for residents and visitors bringing educational, cultural, water sports, business, employment and health and wellbeing benefits to the South Wales Coast.



The new Maritime Centre will build on the recently completed Harbour scheme and the redevelopment of The Jennings Building to create a vibrant Marina and Harbour Quarter. Harbourside will be a constantly evolving border between the two very different worlds of sea and shoreline, opening up a realm of opportunities for knowledge and a respectful enjoyment of the coast around us. Harbourside will bring together all ages and abilities, through an extensive and inclusive provision of facilities and activities for visitors and community.



We will utilise the skills, expertise, experience and passion of the Board members, staff, volunteers and stakeholders to develop, deliver and sustain Harbourside as an exciting, innovative and economically sustainable Maritime Quarter. It is our mission to ensure that Harbourside will be a place of enrichment; an exciting and fun place to visit, trade with, and work within. It will be fully accessible to meet the wide, varying and changing needs and requirements of local community members, visitors and tourists alike.



Economic regeneration of Porthcawl is of strategic importance to the future prosperity of the County Borough of Bridgend as a whole. Harbourside offers a sustainable development that is achievable in the near term and is a basis for true partnership working. Harbourside will restore and enhance Porthcawl's rich maritime heritage as a premier seaside resort, increase footfall to the town and contribute to the overall regeneration of the area while nurturing an ethos of community engagement and economic growth.