Argyll and Bute Council has agreed to an ambitious and forward-looking programme to assist regeneration and economic development in five of it’s waterfront towns - Campbeltown, Helensburgh, Oban, Rothesay and Dunoon. In November 2008, the Council unanimously agreed to allocate more than £30 million to the programme, since named ‘CHORD’.
The multi-million pound initiative will see major improvements to the town centres and waterfronts of all five towns.
Campbeltown (£6.5 million)
The re-development of the existing facilities
The regeneration of the Kinloch Road area
Improvements to the town’s heritage and conservation sites through the Campbeltown Town Centre Regeneration Project
Helensburgh (£6.66 million)
Developing a more sustainable traffic management system in the town centre and redeveloping the West Bay Esplanade between Colquhoun Square and William Street
Oban (£6.9 million)
Improve traffic flow within the town centre, reconfigure Oban Bay/Harbour to better meet the needs of users, refresh the Oban Action Plan and develop the transport interchange
Rothesay (£2.4 million)
Renovate and improve Rothesay Pavilion
Deliver a THI for the Rothesay Town Centre Conservation area
Dunoon (£8.3 million)
Redevelop and create a vibrant and attractive waterfront