Caledonian Maritime Assets Limited (CMAL) has picked up a prestigious RICS Scotland Award in the Infrastructure category for its refurbishment project at Wemyss Bay Ferry Terminal.
CMAL received the industry accolade for its £1 million upgrade of the Grade A listed historic timber pier walkway, which connects Wemyss Bay Ferry Terminal to Wemyss Bay Station. The walkway dates back to 1903 and is a prominent wrought iron and timber clad structure with a slate and glass roof.
The upgrade was part of a £6 million investment in the ferry terminal, which also included a new fendering system to replace the pier timber fenders, reconstructed concrete pier roundhead, refurbished linkspan and installation of a corrosion protection system. The harbour was also dredged.
Karen Jamieson, Buildings and Property Manager at CMAL said:
“We are absolutely delighted to win this award for the Wemyss Bay walkway, which formed part of CMAL’s ongoing investment in port infrastructure. The Grade A nature of the walkway made this project particularly challenging for CMAL and our partners, project managers, Graham & Sibbald and contractor, WH Kirkwood.
“The refurbishment benefits ferry users and the local community by providing passengers with a refurbished ferry terminal whilst retaining the original character of this historic building.”
The RICS Awards, Scotland annual awards ceremony, held at Edinburgh’s Sheraton Grand Hotel, celebrates inspirational initiatives in the land, property and construction sectors.