Uig Ferry Terminal,
Isle of Skye

Uig Ferry Terminal, Isle of Skye
Location Isle of Skye, Scotland
Year 2021
Client CRL
Type Infrastructure

Due to growing demand in Scottish tourism, The Highland council has invested in the upgrade and re development of Uig Ferry Terminal. Split into two phases, phase one for us consisted of the Approach Way having a designed 125m long hanging scaffold from the road side, over the edge and back underneath 6m and 12m, fixed to the wall face using Apollo bolts, supporting a bridged structure made up of tube and fitting, aluminium beams and Layher Decks.

For this project, although not ordinarily common practice within the industry, we used 3 different scaffold systems within the one structure, due to the scaffold being fully submerged during high tide. The Layher decks, once tied to the transom tube below, allowed the water to rise and fall through them without compromising the structure and minimising the need for remedial works and lost time to the client.

All works were carried out around the tides and our operative’s worked day and night to achieve the build programme. Phase two of the works at the Pier Head are due to commence in the spring of 2023.

A word from the client
Gary Dunlop, Contracts Manager

CRL engaged with A/S/S for this project at very short notice and tasked them with providing a complex working platform to fit our requirements for carrying out over 50m3 of soffit and beam concrete repairs over the full length of the pier approach way. The guys at A/S/S pulled out all the stops to have men and materials on site as soon as possible and have design drawings combined with CAT 3 checks completed to allow us to maintain our programme and give us continuity of work for the full duration of phase 1.

Very well done to all at A/S/S involved in phase 1 of this very challenging project.