Public drop in event for Dunoon CHORD

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Published Date: 

9 Jan 2012 - 16:21

A drop-in event is being held later this month to update the people of Dunoon and the surrounding area on progress regarding the town’s CHORD plans.


The event, which is open to everyone, will take place in Queens Hall on Wednesday, January 25 from 12pm to 8.30pm.


The Dunoon CHORD project team will be on hand throughout the afternoon and evening to discuss the updated plans for the Queens Hall and Waterfront areas.


Maps and plans will be available for those taking part to discuss with the project team, and help them to contribute their own thoughts to the process.


The drop-in event is being carried out as part of Argyll and Bute Council’s £30 million CHORD programme, designed to regenerate the waterfronts of five key towns – Campbeltown, Helensburgh, Oban, Rothesay, and Dunoon.


Councillor Bruce Marshall, Chair of the Dunoon CHORD Project Board, encouraged people to attend the drop-in event saying: “This is another fantastic opportunity for the community to see the exciting plans for the waterfront area, speak to the team taking the project forward and understand how the proposals are intended to progress over the next few months and beyond.


“I would strongly encourage anyone with an interest in the area to come along and speak to the team. The drop in event in September was very successful and attended by around 230 people and I would hope to see a large turnout again this time.


“These are important changes to the town and waterfront area and a catalyst for further economic regeneration. Improving the appearance and performance of the Queens Hall is seen as essential to the success of the waterfront project, with the preferred option being the extension of the building and refurbishing the interior to allow it to accommodate the Visitor Information Centre, an improved and more flexible events hall, a soft play facility and roof terrace.


“The proposals also include the relocation of Dunoon Town Library to the building alongside the cafe/bar, all overlooking Castle Gardens and the improved waterfront area.”


For further information on the CHORD Programme and the Dunoon Waterfront project, please visit