The Cludgie Project is aiming to install facilities for motorhomes and campervans in the carpark area at Assynt Leisure Centre, Lochinver. Facilities will include waste disposal, grey-water disposal and freshwater top-up, and users will also be able to access facilities including wi-fi, showers, and tourist information services at the the leisure centre. Improvements to the carpark surface will also be included in project works.
Technicalities of the project works:
The planned works became more complex than expected due to the need to divert existing roof rainwater from the leisure centre away from Scottish Water’s public foul sewer into the surface-water sewer. Motorhome grey-water for the project will then be allowed by Scottish Water to enter the foul sewer. Motorhome foul waste will have to be stored in a large tank on site, to be emptied as required and taken by road probably to the Ullapool sewage processing plant. Having been approved some additional funding towards the costs of detailed design for these extra complications, Cameron Ross Engineers were appointed to carry out this additional technical design work, and based upon this, Scottish Water have now given conditional acceptance for sewer connection for the project.
We have now invited tenders for physical works for the Cludgie Project. The tender documents are available through the Public Contracts Scotland portal, at:
Deadline for tender returns in 12 noon on 23rd January 2020.
We aim to select and appoint a contractor in late January, with works carried out through February and March before the 2020 tourist season.
The overall project is to be funded by:
Rural Tourism Infrastructure Fund, LEADER, Highlands & Islands Enterprise, Highland Council Ward Discretionary Fund, and Assynt Development Trust’s own resources.