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This holiday season, ABP’s team at the Port of King’s Lynn has been busy preparing the recently refurbished Bentinck silo for the installation of a Christmas tree-shaped light structure, to help spread the festive spirit in the local community.

Christmas tree light installation on top of the Port of King’s Lynn’s Bentinck silo

The 2 metre high, 1.5 metre wide ‘tree’ has been installed at the top of the 65 metre high silo and has been constructed by the local team at the port from sustainably sourced recyclable materials and will be seen from many points in the town and surrounding areas.

This follows ABP’s investment of £400,000 earlier this year to refurbish the silo and enhance storage capacity. After the works, the silo could offer almost 25% of additional storage space to ABP’s customers at the port.

Speaking about the Christmas tree installation, Kim Kennedy, ABP King’s Lynn Port Manager, said: “This year has been great for the port from a commercial as well as a community engagement perspective. We have just finalised the winners of the Stories of the Sea competition in celebration of the 150th anniversary of Alexandra Dock and are currently arranging for the winners to collect their prizes with the first place winner being invited to bury a time capsule on the port estate.    

“It’s fantastic to be able to finish the year on such a positive note and help spread a little bit of festive magic by installing a Christmas tree at the very top of our grain silo so that it can be seen even from the far corners of our town, reminding us that we are all part of a vibrant community.”