Work continues to move forward on major projects across Argyll and Bute following the announcement from Scottish Government, that construction sites can remain open under Level 4 restrictions following strict Covid guidelines.
Contractors have returned to the Helensburgh Waterfront Development site. The steel construction is well underway for the new leisure centre. The focus now moves to the completion of the rock armour to improve coastal flood defences and pouring the new swimming pool floor. The £22M investment includes a state of the art swimming pool and leisure centre, improved green space and community meeting areas and retail opportunities.
The refurbishment of Rothesay Pavilion is gathering pace with reinstated temporary heating to the building, fabric protection works completing and work due to start on protecting the mechanical plant and equipment currently onsite.
Councillor Gary Mulvaney, Policy Lead, Financial Services and Major Projects:
“In such challenging times, we are encouraged by the latest news that construction can still go ahead. Building for the future in Argyll and Bute has never been more important to our communities and businesses. Major projects such as the Helensburgh Waterfront Development and Rothesay Pavilion offer hope and the first green shoots of recovery, and will provide a much needed boost to the local economy.
We want Argyll and Bute to offer the best in visitor and community facilities and look forward to welcoming people back to this special place when it is safe to do so. It’s encouraging to see even in the most difficult of days, progress is still being made. ”
Working under national guidance, every measure is being taken to ensure the projects are delivered safely. The council works closely with contractors and consultants to assess the impact of the latest restrictions and make sure strict Covid guidelines are adhered to onsite.
We appreciate that these restrictions may have an impact on personnel working on our sites including anyone shielding or people having to make alternative childcare arrangements whilst schools are closed.
National guidance can be found on the Scottish Government website https://www.gov.scot/coronavirus-covid-19/