Campbeltown improved berthing facility moves another step closer

Published Date: 

19 Nov 2012 - 13:29

Argyll and Bute Council has finished the tendering process for Campbeltown berthing facility. A consortium led by Fairhurst, one of the largest privately owned partnerships of consulting engineers in the United Kingdom, has been appointed. The work is being done as part of the Campbeltown CHORD project which will mean major improvement for the town and waterfront.

Fairhurst and partners will be responsible for developing the full business case including a detailed design for both improved berthing and onshore facilities, securing all the necessary consents, final costings and details of operational management. This part of the project is expected to be finished by the end of May 2013.

Chair of the Campbeltown CHORD project board, Councillor Rory Colville said, “I am delighted we have moved forward to a key stage of this project.  The council has recently demonstrated its commitment to this project with the dredging of the site which not only allows the berthing of larger vessels but is designed to accommodate the options being considered.

“It is expected there will be greatly improved berthing facilities once the project is completed. The aim is to make sure the facility is commercially viable and sustainable, offers value for money and has a robust management in place. I am confident this will enhance the future of Campbeltown.”

There will be continued engagement with key stakeholders followed by a third workshop and details of this will be released at a later date.  The project manager maintains a list of stakeholders. If you would like to be included please send your contact details together with a brief description about your interest in the project to the project manager: stuart.green@argyll-bute.gov.uk For example - John Smith, e-mail address, telephone number - local sailor, interested in the plans for the berthing facility.

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Under ‘Sail West’ this project is part-financed by the European Union’s European Regional Development Fund through the INTERREG IVA Cross Border Programme managed by the Special EU Programmes Body.  Sail West, a €7m flagship project, seeks to encourage and increase sailing tourism in the West of Scotland, Northern Ireland, and the North West of the Republic of Ireland, and also to encourage more sailing traffic between these 3 regions.