Final stage of Tarbert harbour project taking shape

THE new terminal building being constructed at Tarbert Ferry Terminal is taking shape, with the facility marking the final stage of the multi-million pound upgrade project at the harbour.

Work on the building is underway following the completion of the new pier and increased marshalling area earlier this year.

The works form part of the redevelopment programme at Tarbert, led by Caledonian Maritime Assets Limited (CMAL). Local contractor, Lewis Builders of Stornoway, is expected to complete the structure by early next year.

The external walls and structural frame have already been erected, allowing for roofing works to start. The internal floor screed has been laid, with insulation, plumbing, electrics, and ventilation works progressing.

Andy Jones, building and property technical manager at CMAL, said, “The final stage of this project is currently in progress, with the new terminal building taking shape. When completed, it will provide ferry passengers with a more comfortable, modern terminal building. The team is working hard to get the building wind and watertight as quickly as possible, and we’re hopeful to have it completed this winter.”

Once the terminal building is finished, ferry operator CalMac will move into the facility to allow the temporary building to be removed. The site will be completed in spring 2023 with further car parking, EV charging points and a storage building.