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Oban is the most northerly of Argyll’s mainland towns. It is an important transport hub and gateway for the West Highlands and Islands with connections by rail, road, ferry and air, and is one of Scotland's most popular tourist destinations with plenty to offer visitors to the area.
Oban Bay Project
This investment aims to make Oban a more attractive place for residents, visitors and investors.
The first phase of improvements along Stafford Street have provided the people of Oban with a fabulous terraced space to sit, relax and view the bay; a flexible open area (with power and Wi-Fi infrastructure) for small scale events and a shelter with inlaid artwork and ornamental colour changing LED lighting.
The phase one work began in January 2015 and was completed in July.
Phase two, from Stafford Street to George Street, Queen’s Park Place and Station Square got underway on 4th January 2016, with a view to completion by the summer.
The design for Station Square provides a shared surface, flexible space for occasional events; a widened seaside footway; an improved shelter for bus passengers; flexible seating; ornamental planting; LED lighting similar to Stafford Street; like-for-like provision for taxis and a new plinth for the clock tower.
George Street and Queen’s Park Place will see bespoke seating areas, including planting and decorative lighting; an improved footway on the seafront; refurbished railings and replacement lighting along the sea wall.
Plans for Phase 2
The contractor will be aiming to complete the shopfront side of George Street and Station Square first, with the seaward side going ahead last.
The work around shopfronts is being planned to minimise disruption, with small sections being completed quickly then handed back to the public, rather than working on large sections of street which would obviously take more time.
The work will also start at the roadside of the footway and work in, meaning access is maintained at all times. Any work directly around shopfronts will be take place outside trading hours, again keeping the disruptive element of the work to an absolute minimum.
Land Engineering will have a site office at the former Rockfield Primary School, where people can drop in if they have business or personal queries on the project and speak to the dedicated community liaison officer who will be happy to help.
We will be providing people with regular weekly progress updates here and through the local press.
Normal Hours of work
Monday – Thursday 7.00am – 7.00pm
Friday 7.00am – Noon
Out with these times, there will be no working on-site
Community Liaison Officer
All enquiries in the first instance, regarding the works should be directed to Land Engineering’s Community Liaison Officer, Luke Hart
Community Liaison Officer
Land Engineering Ltd