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.’