In 1971 huge reinforced concrete caissons each weighing 600 tonnes were fabricated on site and put into place by a giant 600 tonne crane constructed on site. In 1973 the final caissons of the West Breakwater were laid. By 1977 the infrastructure of the Marina was completed and the yacht berths were in the process of installation.
With Land areas below sea level at high tide a sea wall was built for protection. A lock provided access to the inner harbour- this is one of the largest non-commercial locks in Europe. In 1978 the Marina was opened to boats. HM The Queen opened the Marina after a tour with HRH The Dule of Edinburgh.
Did you know?
Brighton Marina is the largest man made marina in Europe covering 127 acres.