ULLAPOOL HARBOUR SHORE STREET & INNER HARBOUR IMPROVEMENTS
Ullapool Harbour Trust and Transport Scotland have worked together to widen the Trunk Road of Shore Street in Ullapool (A893). This allows two HGVs to pass each other alongside the on-street parking next to the shops and local residences. A new wider footway on the north side and a 6.5m wide promenade for shared cycle and pedestrian use, sheltered behind a new stone-faced wave wall. A new marina is provided behind a floating breakwater, with a new shore quay constructed to allow dredging of the inner harbour.
Client – Ullapool Harbour Trustees / Transport Scotland
Completion – 2023
Value – £9.4 million
AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY
Wallace Stone undertook the feasibility and planning of the scheme with Environmental Consultants Affric Ltd to obtain the necessary licences. Detailed design of the road works, promenade and rock armour foreshore; design of new sheet piled quay walls; dredging and marina layout. Tendering of the roadworks and marine works under a single civil works contract. Separate pontoons and breakwater contract; site supervision and project management under NEC4 contract.
Shore Street widened over full 320m length
Promenade and footways – surfaced area 8,000m²
Shore Quay 86m long
- Quayside 31m long – piling 520t
- New marina 244m length of pontoons
- 14 finger units and 25m long hammerhead pontoon
- 60m x 5m floating breakwater
The widened road provided a safer route for vehicle traffic to the ferry terminal; with the widened footpath and promenade providing a safe space for pedestrians and cyclists. The new marina was possible with shelter from the floating breakwater. High quality surfacing with Caithness paving and cope to wave wall; local stone facing to wave wall.
Project Manager – Wallace Stone
Main Contractor – RJ McLeod (Contractors) Ltd
Pontoon Contractor – Inland & Coastal