Bailey Streetscene was contracted to manufacture and install a covered walkway and waiting canopy for the bus terminal at the new Stena Line ferry port in Loch Ryan.
The £200 million port in south-west Scotland was built to replace the previous facility in Stranraer, which saw its last sailing in November 2011.
The walkway area covered over 90m in length and the design had to overcome a number of challenges presented by the location, such as extreme and changeable weather conditions, site design changes, a change in the base level along the length of the walkway, strict timescales and budget restraints.
Bailey Streetscene successfully overcame the issues during the 3-month timescale of the scheme through a programme of client consultations and structural calculations (carried out in house and externally), as well as a flexible site working approach and timescales.
The walkway itself was based on the Arbor walkway canopy and has a "claw" design structure. CAD layout drawings were submitted for approval prior to construction.
The production value of around £80k was delivered safely, within budget and on time to the satisfaction of the contractor and client.
The project manager from McLaughlin & Harvey commented, "Bailey Streetscene provided a professional service. The installation of the canopy was carried out according to the risk and method statements provided and the installation team worked safely at all times.
"The project was completed to the client's satisfaction within timescales and budget. We look forward to working with Bailey Streetscene on future projects."
Only two weeks after the installation was complete, the walkway withstood winds of 80-100mph during a Met Office red alert weather warning.