CMAL has announced that work to rebuild Largs Pier will get underway on Monday, 27th October, as contractor George Leslie Ltd arrives on site for the £6M project.
Largs Pier will now be closed until completion of the project in early July 2009 but ferry services will continue to operate as timetabled and the Terminal Building will remain open and unaffected by the work.
This vital project will allow Largs pier to provide shelter and overnight berthing for the vessels operating on the Largs - Cumbrae route
Working together with consulting engineers, Arch Henderson LLP, contractor George Leslie Ltd and ferry operator CalMac Ferries Ltd (CFL), CMAL has set up a community forum with representatives of the Largs and Cumbrae communities to keep locals up to date as the project progresses.
In addition, the first Meet the Engineer session, where representatives of the project team will be available to answer questions, has been arranged for Friday 7th November, 2pm to 5pm at Largs Library.
Further project information, and contact details for enquires will be posted on the Project Notice Board, which will be erected at the Terminal Building within the next few weeks.
CMAL’s Director of Harbours and Piers, Lorna Spencer, said: “We are pleased that this essential project to safeguard the future of Largs Pier is now in the construction phase. Community involvement is crucial to the success of this development and we will endeavour to keep the residents of both Largs and Cumbrae fully informed as work progresses.”
Notes to Editors
- Largs Pier will be officially closed to all users from Monday 27th October, when the pier is contractually handed over to contractor George Leslie Ltd.
- The pier will be closed for the duration of the reconstruction work, which is due for completion in early July 2009.
- CMAL owns property at piers and harbours at more than 21 locations throughout Scotland. CMAL is embarking on a programme of investment and improvements which will create better facilities and more opportunities for additional ferry services.
- In addition to its pier and harbour facilities CMAL owns 31 ferries which are leased to CalMac Ferries Ltd and Cowal Ferries Ltd. Last November CMAL placed an order for a modern £22m ferry for the route serving Islay from the mainland.
- CMAL is a publicly owned company with Scottish Ministers as the sole shareholder.
For further information, please contact Andrew Flockhart at CMAL on 01475-749933 or email email@example.com