Lochshell Engineering / Aecom
Isle of Islay, Scotland
The Isle of Islay is one of Scotland’s popular tourist spots, with its natural beauty and whisky heritage attracting more than 45,000 visitors each year by ferry, with many passing through Port Askaig.
The ferry platform on the Port Askaig harbour recently reached the end of its operational life, but with the support of Jacksons, the harbour now has a durable platform that’s built to last.
We were able to provide our design support to Lochshell Engineering and Aecom even at the tender stage, working together to provide tailored solutions. This included our Euroguard® Flatform fencing panels and matching gates, complete with posts, fixings, and fittings. Due to the complex terrain, we designed and fabricated bespoke panels, which were all Galfan® zinc alloy coated to BS EN 10244-2:2009 class A as standard and powder coated to protect the platform against the coastal climate.
Craig Stryker, Civil & Structural Engineer at Lochshell Engineering, said: ‘A quick turnaround from order as well as detailed fabrication and assembly drawings provided by Jacksons Fencing meant that we could install the new fencing and gates at the same time as the new platform rather than at a later date. This meant the project was completed on budget within a three week outage, and in time for the return of the ferry services to Port Askaig.’