Improvemts made to Elgol Jetty.

ELGOL JETTY IMPROVEMENTS

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Improvements to jetty including widening, new wave wall, navigation light, mooring rings, ladders, new surfacing. New storage area (serviced) for fishing gear. New fuel system. New storage building. Loop road, turning area, parking for visitors.

Client - The Highland Council

Completion - 1995

Value - £0.3m

AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

Conceptual design, detailed design, project management, supervision of all site work, including underwater inspection

PRINCIPAL ELEMENTS

  • Concrete (mass and reinforced) - 400 m³ (30% underwater)
  • Rock excavation and infill - 2000 m³
  • Storage area - 400 m²
  • Card Fuel System, water and power
  • Stone built storage shed

KEY FEATURES

Sensitive design using appropriate materials at a site of outstanding natural beauty near to a SSSI. Use of anti-washout additive in concrete to prevent water pollution. Close consultation with local users to allow uninterrupted use of jetty during construction. Consultation with SNH and John Muir Trust on designs, materials, visual impact.

CONTRACTORS

Jetty Improvements - R J McLeod (Contractors) Ltd

Earthworks, Roads, Services - Calum Morrison

Stonework - Highlands & Islands Specialist Contractors

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