regeneration and investment | Rothesay
total investment in rothesay since 2010*
major investment in rothesay
The existing outer berth pontoons are reaching the end of their useful life and have resulted in a negative customer experience that detracts from the wider offer of Rothesay and ultimately Bute. As part of an economic enabler it is proposed that the pontoons are replaced with a new piled system, as the preferred option, which will be more attractive and reliable for visiting vessels and more cost effective to maintain over the life of the asset. It is therefore forecast that a piled system will provide a safer structure, easier to maintain than a chain and anchor system, help attract more visitors to the harbour and ultimately generate additional income directly from berthing fees and indirectly additional income for local business as a consequence of additional visitors to the area.
Rothesay Pavilion is a Category A listed building in the International Modernist style designed in 1938 by the architect James Andrew Carrick of J & JA Carrick of Ayr. It is one of the finest examples of early 20th century pleasure buildings in the UK. In short, the project will provide a new lease of life to the building, facilitating necessary physical repairs whilst at the same time creating real opportunities for regeneration and job creation for local people.
Rothesay Townscape Heritage Initiative (THI) was a hugely successful heritage-led regeneration project, which has substantially improved the gateway into the Isle of Bute, and has greatly enhanced the conservation area.
As a partnership project of £2.6M, Rothesay THI's common fund was made up of funding from Heritage Lottery Fund (£1.5M), Argyll and Bute Council (£0.5M), Historic Environment Scotland (£0.5M) and LEADER (£98K).
Current ROTHESAY TOWNSCAPE HERITAGE (TH2) Project
The Rothesay Townscape Heritage (TH2) Project is a jointly funded grant programme focusing on the regeneration of historic buildings as well as traditional skills training and community engagement.
Rothesay TH is part funded by the Scottish Government, The European Community Argyll and the Islands LEADER Programme 2014-2020, Historic Environment Scotland, Heritage Lottery Fund, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Smarter Choices Smarter Places, and Argyll and Bute Council.
Further to the successful delivery of a Townscape Heritage Initiative between 2011 and 2016, Argyll and Bute Council recognise the need for greater economic development and regeneration activities within Rothesay. Rothesay TH2 will complement the prior investment and link all of the regeneration activity within the town by investing in Victoria Street and Montague Street.
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Rothesay TH projects progress
Rothesay TH Shopfronts Progress
SHOPFRONT IMPROVEMENT GRANT SCHEME (2011-2016)
Argyll and Bute Council have allocated funding to a new shopfront improvement scheme in Rothesay.
THE PRIORITY BUILDINGS WITHIN ROTHESAY TH PROJECT
OTHER INVESTMENT PROJECTS IN ROTHESAY
For advice, please contact the Rothesay TH Project Officer:
Colin Fulcher, Transformation, Projects and Regeneration Team
Phone: 01700 501 373
*Counter statistics subject to frequent updates and include significant projects, mainly council funded but do include some third party projects.