Open day showcases council's Campbeltown projects

Published Date: 

25 Mar 2014 - 09:57

TWO significant construction projects will be delivered at Campbeltown’s Old Quay in Campbeltown over the period 2014/15 and people will have the chance to meet the project teams and find out more at an open day organised by Argyll and Bute Council.

The open day and consultation event will take place on Friday 28 March in Campbeltown Town Hall and will showcase information about the two major initiatives going on at the quay.

The first project relates to the redevelopment and enhancement of Campbeltown Berthing Facility. Argyll and Bute Council’s CHORD Project Team and consultants continue to develop the full business case for the facility, including dedicated onshore toilets and showers.  The full business case is now at an advanced stage and so far, the team have completed additional site investigations, approval of town planning consent subject to conditions, Marine Scotland construction consent and fully developed design and outline specification. 

At the moment they are developing the full technical specification, clear operational guidance and detailed business planning.

The second project is the extensive remedial work around the fish berths, including construction of a new, stronger deck area, new bollards and protection, sheet piling, water hydrants and service ducts.

The two initiatives are separate but are being managed together to minimise disruption for people who use the Old Quay.

Argyll and Bute Council’s Policy Lead for Development and Infrastructure, Councillor Ellen Morton said: “These projects are part of our ongoing regeneration investment in Campbeltown and will see us delivering improved facilities which have the potential to help boost the town’s economy, as well as bringing benefits to Argyll and Bute as a whole. I would encourage everyone with an interest in their community to come along to the town hall and find out more.”

People can get more information about these two Kintyre projects at Campbeltown Town Hall on Friday 28 March, between 11am and 5pm.