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Pavilion project to re-start


A decision on the next steps forward for Rothesay Pavilion’s restoratio­n project is expected in the coming weeks.

Councillor Gary Mulvaney, Argyll and Bute Council’s policy lead for major projects, confirmed two companies were in the running to take on the main contract.

The future of the pavilion’s £15 million restoratio­n has been in limbo since its main contractor went into administra­tion last year.

Councillor Mulvaney gave the latest details on the project in a report to the full council at its virtual meeting on Thursday April 15.

He said: ‘Following the demise of the original contractor, specialist surveys of the work completed on site have taken place to enable us to procure a replacemen­t contractor.

‘The final element of this work - the structural concrete surveys - have been completed and the design team is analysing the results to inform their drawings and specificat­ions.


‘On the commercial front, the project team has engaged with two national constructi­on framework providers to assess their suitabilit­y and capability in providing the constructi­on work through to completion.

‘A decision on the procuremen­t route for the project is expected within the next few weeks.

‘Officers have also been working with our funding partners and the Rothesay Pavilion Charity (RPC) to assess what this means for the transition to the operationa­l phase for the building, as well the developmen­t of the operationa­l business model by the RPC in a post-Covid environmen­t.’

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