Brodick is the main town on the Isle of Arran located off the west coast of Scotland. The ferry route that serves the island is one of the two busiest in Scotland with several sailings per day. The existing 1970’s era facilities required significant upgrades, part of a major investment to secure a safe, efficient and reliable ferry complex. The project involved extensive stakeholder and public consultation encompassing a new modern terminal building with bus bays and parking facilities, a new pier and an increased marshalling area on reclaimed land.
NORR’s design for the new, larger contemporary building incorporated red sandstone with grey metal roof elements to complement the existing townscape. Gently curving lines and a variety of window sizes break down the building’s overall scale using traditional elements within a contemporary expression. Dredging for the new pier removed approximately 24,000 metric tons of material, most of which was used to create the marshalling area. The remaining 6,000 metric tons was given to the community free of charge to infill their beach, which had suffered erosion and loss of sand over many years. Not only does the new terminal improve the efficiency of the ferry service, it creates a new civic gateway for the beautiful Isle of Arran and conveys a tangible sense of arrival and departure.
- 2019 Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RAIS), RICS Awards Finalist – Infrastructure category
- 2018 UK Port Awards, Port Infrastructure Project of the Year
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