ISLE of Wight building form, Stoneham Construction Ltd, has been awarded a major contract by Red Funnel to complete phase one of the company’s East Cowes terminal redevelopment.

Work at the site of the former Trinity House maintenance depot involves levelling the area, adding suitable drainage, black topping the surface and adding lane markings. It is expected the project will be completed and the site commissioned for operational use by late July.

The contract was awarded to the Isle of Wight based company following a competitive tender and is part of Red Funnel’s policy of supporting Island businesses wherever possible, according to the ferry firm.