Port of Dover


Refurbishment of the Passenger Handling Building


Dover Harbour Board


The Port of Dover (owned and operated by Dover Harbour Board) manages and controls the main cross channel transport network to and from the UK and Europe. The Port is one of the world’s busiest drive-on, drive-off terminals, operating, maintaining and developing a key gateway for the movement of people and goods. The Port deals with approximately 13 million passengers and 4.8 million vehicles each year and handles goods worth around £89 billion. Other major shipping activities include cruising (Dover is the UK’s second busiest cruise port), general cargo and a popular marina.

The Port has a programme of ongoing investment in the development of the harbour and the surrounding area to ensure a sustainable, safe and efficient service to its customers with the modern technology and most sophisticated equipment available.

Moreton Hayward provides many aspects of cost consultancy to the Port of Dover. One of the recent major projects has been the refurbishment of the Passenger Handling Building. The project was complex and challenging which saw numerous changes to the design. Moreton Hayward was commissioned from post contract stage through to completion of the project with the main role being the commercial control of the variation account and negotiating the final account.


The refurbishment of the Passenger Handling Building was part of the global Traffic Management Improvement scheme within the Eastern Docks at the Port of Dover. Due to the complex nature of the construction works many changes were incorporated into the project to refine and suit the organisations working out of the Port. The refurbishment covered over 5000m2 of floor area and the work entailed a full strip out and revised installation of the electrical and mechanical systems, as well as a complete redesign of the layout of the majority of the building. The works consist of a new passenger handling facility and Border Force search area.



  • Assessment of Monthly Valuations
  • Management and Assessment of Variation Account
  • Negotiation of Final Account
  • Advice on Contract Administration
  • Cost Planning & Budget Proposals