Caledonian Maritime Assets Limited (CMAL) has completed the extensive upgrade of Brodick Ferry Terminal and it is now open to passengers. The first passengers passed through the new terminal on Tuesday 20th March.
Completion of the £30 million redevelopment project was unexpectedly delayed by an issue relating to the automated door closure on the passenger access system (PAS). The project was substantially complete in summer last year, but the PAS failed to receive its CE mark certification and could not be used. The issue has now been resolved and CE mark certification is in place.
The redevelopment project has completely transformed the terminal, delivering a new pier, an increased marshalling area through reclaimed land and a modern terminal building, with bus stances and parking facilities. It is the single biggest port infrastructure construction project delivered by CMAL.
Ramsay Muirhead, head of civil engineering, CMAL explained:
“We are delighted that the new terminal is finally open to the public. We thank the local community for their patience and understanding over the past few months while we resolved the issue with the PAS. Ferry passengers now have access to a modern terminal that will provide an improved travel experience and a more resilient ferry service.”
The redevelopment project at Brodick Ferry Terminal was led by CMAL, with support from Transport Scotland, North Ayrshire Council, Strathclyde Partnership for Transport and Coastal Communities Fund.
An official opening ceremony will take place. Details will be published in the coming weeks.
Notes to Editors
- Issued by Clark Communications on behalf of Caledonian Maritime Assets Limited. Contact Angela Hughes email@example.com, 07970 184 198
- An image of the external of the new terminal building is attached
- CMAL own property at piers and harbours at more than 26 locations throughout Scotland and is embarking on a programme of investment and improvements, which will create better facilities.
- In addition to its pier and harbour facilities, CMAL owns 32 ferries, which are leased to CalMac Ferries Ltd for use on ferry services on the Clyde and Hebrides Ferry Service.
- CMAL is a publicly owned company with Scottish Ministers as the sole shareholder.
- For more information about CMAL visit: www.cmassets.co.uk