As part of the Pembroke Dock Marine project, Catalina House is one of four Grade II listed annexes being renovated into a flexible modern workspace. Due to Pembroke Dock’s rich maritime history, a naming competition took place in 2021 to rename each annex, with each name focusing on the heritage, renewable future and maritime history in the local area.
Catalina was the name suggested by the Pembroke Dock Heritage Trust. This two-storey building is adjacent to the Western Sunderland Hangar, and is being rebuilt to offer office and light workshop spaces. The building will include a central conference room, parking and close proximity to laydown areas, quayside and slipway access.
The size of this property is 760m² over two floors, and is available to let from early 2023, with an option to subdivide. Office spaces range from 37.8m² to 85m², along with two workshop spaces measuring 118m² and 120m², and a central conference room measuring 32m².
This exciting new development at Pembroke Port is part of the next chapter in its maritime history and being based here, your business will have access to:
- An experienced local supply chain on site
- A local skilled workforce with transferable skills from the energy industries
- A growing base of companies developing and testing devices and managing development projects in the Floating Offshore Wind, Renewables and Carbon Reduction industries
- Quayside access
- Internal and external storage and laydown areas
- Good transport links by road and sea, including onsite twice daily Irish Ferries service to Ireland
- A supportive and collaborative business community
- A dedicated Commercial Manager to work with you as your business develops
- The expertise of the Port of Milford Haven team available to offer guidance
To be part of the redevelopment of Catalina House, please contact Sharon Adams, Commercial Manager by submitting an enquiry form or calling +44(0)1646 796152.
The story behind the name “Catalina”…
During World War II, the most used aircrafts at the time were the American-built PBY Catalina, which were originally introduced in the 1930s. The initialism of PBY was derived in accordance with the U.S. Navy aircraft designation system - PB stands for “Patrol Bomber” and Y is code for the aircraft’s manufacturer, Consolidated Aircraft.
The Catalina was used during the war for patrol bombing, anti-submarine warfare, convoy escorts, search and rescue, and cargo transport. The popular aircraft played a significant role in the victory of the Battle of the Atlantic and was then dubbed as the ‘flying boat’ as it did not need a runway to take-off.
Throughout the 1940s, the Catalina was operated out of the Sunderland Hangars in the now Pembroke Port by the Royal Air Force, as well as the Canadians and United States Navy. The Catalina continues to be used in aerial firefighting and still has strong ties to the Sunderland Trust, which operates the UK's only Flying Boat Interpretation Centre at Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre.
Follow the transformation of the Annexes to the historic Sunderland Hangars into modern offices and workshops for industry, from start to finish with our development story.
The Hangar Annexes development is part of the Swansea Bay City Deal-backed Pembroke Dock Marine project which is funded by UK Government, the Welsh Government, the public and private sector. It is also part funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government.