Dunoon CHORD project – come along to find out more

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Published Date: 

9 Sep 2011 - 15:19

The Dunoon CHORD project team are holding a drop in event in the Queens Hall on Tuesday 20 September between 12 noon and 8.30pm, and they would like you to come along and tell them what you think of the plans for the town.

You will be able to look at plans for the Queens Hall, waterfront seascape and harbour master building.  You will also be able to find out more on the Dunoon Pier Strategy.  Members of the project team will be on hand to discuss the project and answer any questions you may have.

Councillor Bruce Marshall, Chair of the Dunoon CHORD Project Board, encouraged people to attend the drop-in event saying, “This is an opportunity for the community to see the exciting plans for the waterfront area, speak to the team taking forward the project and let us know what you think. I would strongly encourage anyone with an interest in the area to come along and provide your feedback.

 “These are impressive changes to the waterfront area, and will be a major boost for Dunoon and a catalyst for further economic regeneration. Improving the appearance and performance of the Queen’s Hall is seen as essential to the success of the waterfront project with one of the options being the extension of the building and refurbishing the interior to allow it to accommodate a visitor and events attraction.

“I am also particularly pleased that the latest study of Dunoon Pier has come up with alternatives to demolition and that this wonderful iconic Victorian structure, which is the last of its kind in Scotland, can be retained as the very important welcoming feature to Dunoon and the marine gateway to the National Park. I look forward to further development of the options and to delivery of the full business case early in 2012.”

For further information on the CHORD Programme and the Dunoon Waterfront project, please visit our website: www.argyll-bute.gov.uk/content/chord-town-centre-regeneration-projects