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Albuoy’s Point to get revamp by City of Hamilton

Plans by the Corporation of Hamilton to spruce up Albuoy’s Point (Drawing supplied)

A six-week programme of improvements to Albuoy’s Point has been launched by the City of Hamilton.

The scenic area next to Hamilton ferry terminal will get more seats and shade, spotlights for trees and improved pedestrian access.

The revamp will also include a more prominent spot for the monument to the Second World War armed merchant cruiser HMS Jervis Bay, which had left from Bermuda and went down with almost all hands defending an Atlantic convoy against the German heavy cruiser Admiral Scheer in 1940.

Captain Edward Fegen, the Irish commanding officer of Jervis Bay, was awarded a posthumous Victoria Cross.

The Bill Ming sculpture Against da Tide, previously outside the former Bank of Bermuda building, will also be installed in the park.

An improved electrical supply will boost the area’s capacity for holding events.

As well as a trench dig with the installation of a sewage line next to the terminal building, the point will get wider waterside steps to the lower dock.

Patrick Cooper, the City engineer, said there would be limited parking between Point House and Albuoy’s Point while the work was carried out.

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Published June 03, 2021 at 7:50 am (Updated June 03, 2021 at 7:50 am)

Albuoy’s Point to get revamp by City of Hamilton

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