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

Work has begun on-site to remove the Brodick Ferry Terminal, which has reached the end of its serviceable life and is no longer safe for operational use. The work is expected to take six months to complete.

George Leslie will operate mainly from a barge in the water, with some shore-based works.

A George Leslie crane being towed on a barge in the ocean

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.

“George Leslie 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.”

Credit : Gary Copeland