regeneration and investment | Lochgilphead/ardrishaig
PLACE BASED REGENERATION INVESTMENT *
major investment in Lochgilphead/Ardrishaig
Lochgilphead Front Green is an important public space within the heart of Lochgilphead. It is a natural focal point for both residents and visitors, a place for people to gather, relax and play. Thanks to the Tarbert and Lochgilphead Regeneration Fund, The Scottish Government’s Town Centre, Place Based Investment and Cycling, Walking and Safer Routes Funds, HiTrans, Lochgilphead Phoenix Project and the Co-op Local Community Fund, we have delivered an upgrade and revamp which has included installation of a new play area, a new public square and increased provision for walking, cycling and simply sitting and watching the world go by. The revamped Front Green reopened in August 2022.
Lochgilphead Public Realm
In 2021 we / Argyll and Bute Council carried out significant public realm works in Lochgilphead town centre. The £500,000 investment included improvements to Colchester Square and Argyll Street, to help support local businesses by encouraging more people to visit the town centre. Footways were widened and resurfaced using Achnaba greenstone, sourced from a local quarry. Other improvements included; Improved road crossings, new cycle parking in the town centre, more space for pedestrians, improved surfaces for anyone with mobility challenges, wheelchair users and prams.
Improvements in the centre of Ardrishaig: in April 2023, Argyll and Bute Council completed a £700,000 project which made improvements to the John Smith Memorial Garden, created a new waterfront viewing area and a public square adjacent to the community operated North Hall. The project was funded by Argyll and Bute Council with additional funding from the Crown Estate Scotland, HiTrans and the Scottish Governments Cycling, Walking and Safer Routes Fund.
THE LOCHGILPHEAD CONSERVATION AREA REGENERATION SCHEME (CARS)
Lochgilphead Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme (CARS) is a heritage-led regeneration project that offers grant funding to property owners to assist with the repair of their historic buildings within the designated grant area.
The project is jointly funded by Historic Environment Scotland and Argyll and Bute Council and will run from the 1st April 2020 until the 31st March 2026.
Find out how to apply for grants in Lochgilphead
SHOPFRONT IMPROVEMENT GRANT SCHEME
Between 2021 and 2023 the Lochgilphead Shopfront Improvement Scheme awarded 26 grants to local businesses to support repairs and improvements to their shopfronts. The scheme was delivered over two phases with grant funding from the Town Centre Fund, Local Authority COVID Economic Recovery Grant. Total grants awarded was £50,000.
FURTHER INVESTMENT PROJECTS IN MID-ARGYLL
For advice or information on the Lochgilphead CARS Project or Public Realm Works, please contact:
James Lafferty, Project Officer, Transformation, Projects and Regeneration Team
Phone: 01586 559049
For advice or information on the Lochgilphead Front Green Project, please contact:
Anna Watkiss, Senior Development Officer, Transformation, Projects and Regeneration Team
Phone: 01546 604344
*Counter statistics subject to frequent updates and include significant projects, mainly council funded but do include some third party projects.