End of Dover Hoverport

End of Dover Hoverport

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Following the cessation of service of Hoverspeed in 2005 and its short-term use by high-speed ferry company SpeedFerries (now no longer trading), the Dover West Hoverport building, opened in 1978 is finally being demolished to make way for future developments on the land it currently occupies.

I took a few trips to the site in June/July 2009 to capture some final memories of the site before it was completely destroyed.

The Dover Hoverport site is being prepared for a major development programme of the Dover seafront area, and is apparently scheduled to become a large truck-stop-type facility for lorries (Walker, 200). If this is incorrect, please enlighten me!

Page updated Wednesday, September 17, 2014