The access roads and pavements are taking shape at Dunbeg housing development for MacLeod Construction Limited. We have been on site at Dunbeg for almost two years now, completing a large amount of the infrastructure works on the development.
One of our current local jobs involves asssiting Argyll and Bute Council in the regeneration of Colchester Square. The project aims to improve the pavements to provide a safer environment for both pedestrians and cyclists visiting the local shops and travelling through Lochgilphead. The pavements are to be upgraded and laid with MacLeod Construction's local Achnaba stone, some of which can be seen in the bottom images below.
An update of the work we are completing for the Scottish Salmon Company at Kishorn Port with the construction of the steel frame for the project. We are very lucky to be working against such a beautiful backdrop here, as you can see in the background of the photos.
It's been an exciting week as on Tuesday we took delivery of our new concrete batching plant. The plant was supplied and commissioned by Utranazz and will allow us to produce larger volumes of concrete in our local yard to our own demand! The third picture shows the first batch of concrete from the plant being poured on Wednesday afternoon.
Below are the first pictures of the project we’ve started for the Scottish Salmon Company at their fish processing and boxing plant in Cairndow. What you can see is the structural frame being constructed for Phase 1.1. This is the first part of TSSC’s plans to extend the plant to accommodate state of the art fish grading and filleting machinery in response to their increased off-shore production. Our role is to create “food production standard” space for the new equipment to be installed in.
Within the past couple of months we have completed works on Cherry Park Courtyard in Inveraray for Argyll Estates. The ancient courtyard was needing attention as the cobblestones had started to become worn and unstable. Our works included lifting and cleaning the previous cobblestones before relaying them and suppling the extra small shortfall needed. We also replaced the drainage in the courtyard to increase the lifespan of the re-laid cobblestones. A special thank you to Argyll Estates for providing the drone images that show the progression of the project.
We also completed a small project for Argyll Estates at Inveraray Castle. This involved the removal of cope stones below the previous damaged fence around the castle grounds, and after, the laying of new bespoke cut Achnaba stone from MacLeod Construction's Achnaba quarry, and construction of a new fence.
Below are a few photos of some local stonework projects. The first two show a garden improvement, where we upgraded the drainage and constructed a stone retaining wall with steps to allow access to the raised garden area. The other images show some stone cladding that is still being constructed. Stonework was one of the original crafts in the companies early years and is something we continue to take great pride in today.
We began construction on Barr River Community Hydroscheme in May this year. The project is making good progress with works currently involving excavating and laying the pipeline and constructing several concrete intakes.
Phase three of the project at Kishorn Port for the Scottish Salmon Company has progressed largely over the past couple of months. The photos show the base slab and walls being formed for the purification tank, which is used for the breeding of salmon parr. Keep an eye out for more photos to follow soon.
Recently we added the XC24 crushing bucket to our variety of equipment. The bucket is located on site at Applecross and is allowing us to recycle broken rock from the course of the pipeline. Broken out rock from the pipeline is put into the crushing bucket where it can be crushed down to 0-40mm pieces and then re-used as pipe bedding. This saves purchasing and importing materials from the nearest quarry, which at Applecross is located over an hour from site, helping us to reduce our carbon footprint.