Western Ferries ploughs £2.5m into Gourock terminal

The operator of commercial vehicle and passenger ferry services between Gourock and Dunoon is to invest a further £2.5 million in upgrading its terminal at McInroy's Point, Gourock.

Western Ferries said the project would 'future-proof' its services at Gourock. Picture: Contributed

Western Ferries (Clyde) said the project – due for completion in late autumn – will see the replacement of the older berthing structure at McInroy’s Point and a new 30-metre linkspan bridge.

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The contract for the works has been secured by Barrhead-based civil engineer George Leslie, while Arch Henderson has been appointed as consultant engineer to oversee delivery. Both firms delivered upgrade work to Western Ferries’ terminals a decade ago.

Once completed, the upgraded berthing facilities at McInroy’s Point will be better able to accommodate tidal variations and changeable weather.

Gordon Ross, managing director of Western Ferries (Clyde), said: “This £2.5m investment is a clear statement of our confidence in the company and in our employees. It also represents the next step in future-proofing our business and service provision.”