George Leslie appointed to remove old pier at Brodick

GEORGE Leslie Ltd has been appointed by Caledonian Maritime Assets Limited (CMAL) as principal contractor to remove the old pier at Brodick Ferry Terminal.

Work is scheduled to start on site on April 19 to remove the old structure, which CMAL said has reached the end of its serviceable life and is no longer safe for use.

The project is expected to last for six month, with the contractor mainly operating from a barge in the water – with ‘some’ shore-based works.

The old pier store building, pier deck, support structures and all deck furniture, such as bollards and handrails, will be removed. The seabed will be restored to its original state, and the rock armour gap under the old pier will be protected by rock armouring to match the rest of the sea frontage.

A new section of decorative barrier will replace the existing security gate and fence. All materials from the project will be disposed of responsibly.

John Quinn, senior civil engineer, at CMAL, said, “The old Brodick pier and associated infrastructure is life expired. When the ferry terminal was relocated, the old structure was decommissioned and has not been used, or maintained, since then. It is no longer safe to use, so we are removing it in accordance with the Harbour Revision Order.

 “Our contractor will be working mainly offshore from a marine barge to minimise disruption to the lifeline ferry service, local people and businesses. We appreciate the public’s continued patience as we carry out the final stages of this project and complete essential demolition work at the old pier.“