The harbour area at Lochboisdale did not adequately meet the demands of its existing users, and was sufficiently constrained to prevent any meaningful improvement or expansion of the existing facilities.
Plans were developed over a number of years by various local community groups and partnerships to develop the existing harbour area with the vision including roads, causeways, a new fishing pier, leisure sailing pontoons, a marina service base, a commercial pier for cargo, small cruise liners and off shore renewable boats, a ferry pier and housing.
Phase 1 of the regeneration project covered the enabling works including a road and causeway from the main Lochboisdale village, reaching round to Gasay Island. A marine leisure pontoon facility was installed within the area to accommodate local and visiting leisure sailing boats. A fishing pier was also built and a slipway for boat haul.
The new harbour now consists of two causeways and roads, a new fishery pier as well as 51 pontoon berths for fishermen and leisure sailors.
Hulley & Kirkwood’s role on the project as M&E engineers included:-
Power supplies dockside services unit LV design.
110V power supplies dockside service unit LV design.
Underground ducting requirements.
Harbour power and comms services / interface for harbour connections from dockside LV service units.
Utility interface for required primary service connections.
Potable water service.