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Work at Tarbert Ferry Terminal progressing well

15th October 2020

Following the 12-week construction shut down caused by the COVID-19 lockdown implemented in March, the harbour project is making steady progress while maintaining COVID-19 safety measures.

Key project milestones include demolition of the old terminal building; construction of a new temporary terminal building, where CalMac is now operating from; ongoing demolition of the old pier and reconstruction of the new one; installation of temporary fenders to allow vessels to berth throughout the construction period; reinstatement of the pontoon area following completion of the extensive dredging operation: ongoing reclamation of land for additional marshalling area; and ongoing installation of essential services.

Construction restarted at Tarbert in mid-June under the Scottish Government’s guidance for the construction industry.  The appointed contractor, RJ McLeod, returned to site and, and is operating under phase four of the six-phase Scottish Government construction guidance.

A revised delivery date has been established because of the COVID-19 lockdown and the expected completion date for the harbour redevelopment project is autumn 2021.  The new terminal building is due for completion in autumn 2022 under a separate project and contract.

Project Update

31st August 2020

CMAL are pleased to confirm that construction works restarted at Tarbert Ferry Terminal on 29th June 2020, and are being undertaken in accordance with all industry and Scottish Government guidance, which is reviewed regularly by the Project Team.

All dredging works have now been completed, and the pontoons are currently being reinstated.   The old terminal building has been demolished, and rock infilling and construction works for the new marshalling area along the shorefront is ongoing.  The temporary terminal building is now up and running, and all Calmac operations will run from this building until works are completed.  All ferry services will operate as normal during the construction works.

Due to impacts of the Coronavirus shutdown CMAL anticipate the pier and marshalling area works to now be completed Autumn 2021, followed by construction of the new terminal building by Autumn 2022.


Project update

On 26 March 2020, and in line with Scottish Government guidelines, construction works ceased onsite at Tarbert (Harris).

The contractors, RJ McLeod, secured all site offices and plant equipment and left site on 25 March, while the  dredging sub-contractor left site on 26 March. Generator fuelling and emergency response arrangements are in place in case of any issues occurring on site.

RJ McLeod continue to work on project planning in preparation for work recommencing on site when COVID-19 restrictions are eased and/or lifted.


Public meeting

21st October 2019

A public meeting will be held at Tarbert community centre to update island residents on the programme of upgrade work as the contractor, RJ McLeod, begins preparatory work on-site.  The meeting will be held on Tuesday 29th October, 4.00pm to 7.00pm.  Individuals are invited to drop in at any time during the meeting.

Representatives from CMAL and RJ McLeod will attend the meeting to offer information on construction work and answer questions.

Work is expected to be completed in spring 2021.  CalMac will continue to operate ferry services during the works.