On April 12, 2018 was officially opened the new Brodick Ferry Terminal - a GBP 30 million Isle of Arran port development and infrastructure upgrade project in Brodick's harbour area.
Most of the dredged and excavated seabed material was used to fill the marshalling area. The excess material was donated for use in Brodick Beach's recovery. Next YouTube video is a drone footage of the harbour area during Brodick Ferry Terminal's construction.
Isle of Arran's ferry terminal provides modern facilities to boost the local economy and support the island's thriving tourism industry.
- Construction works in the harbor were conducted by CMAL (Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd) and started in January 2016. Terminal's main facility is the new 2-berth pier (length 110 m / 361 ft) with capacity to accommodate the dual-fuel new ferry ship MV Glen Sannox (built 2018, owned by Caledonian MacBrayne.
- The new terminal also has a dedicated berth for PS Waverley (world's oldest (only one) original and still operational paddle-wheel steamship), but also serves cruise ships and other commercial vessels.
- The 2-storey passenger terminal building houses departure lounge (capacity 120 seats), tickets office, public restrooms, harbor staff offices. The building is covered with photovoltaic roof tiles (generating all the needed for the building electricity). Terminal's biomass heating system is fuelled by locally sourced wood chips. The terminal also features natural ventilation system, on-site segregated bike lanes, storage.
- The outdoor marshalling area features 6 lanes (cargo capacity 895 lanemetres) for vehicles and trucks, 6 bus stops (with 2 shelters) and dedicated ferry parking (capacity 65 cars, with electric vehicle charging points).