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Halcrow eyes on four ro-ro sites in Lothian

HALCROW Fox has outlined four potential sites for a new roll-on, roll-off ferry terminal in Lothian costing between 7 million and 72 million to build, depending on location.

Lothian and Edinburgh Ent-

erprise, Lothian Region, Edinburgh District and East Lothian District council teamed up to commission the study to help

establish a ferry link between Scotland and the Continent.

The Halcrow Fox study was carried out in conjunction with MDS-Transmodal and is one of a series (the others were carried out by Posford Duvivier/MDS- Transmodal and PIEDA/MDS-Transmodal).

Now that the studies are complete, it is hoped the ferry companies will become involved in the project.

In the Halcrow Fox study Leith a run-down port, but with good infrastructure was found to be the cheapest of the four options at 7 million.

Skateraw near Torness power station was reckoned most expensive at 72 million. But, despite the need for expensive water breakers, it is judged to be the best in terms of journey time to the Continent.

Two other sites at Musselburgh/Prestongrange and Cock-

enzie power station were expected to cost around 35 million.