One roof on, only 299 to go!

Construction continues at Dunbeg despite confirmed Covid case. The first roof went up on the site in May 2019.

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The first roof is up at Dunbeg’s new development of 300 homes.

MacLeod Construction,which has been on site since November, is working towards finishing the project by March 2021.

Kenny MacLeod Jnr said watching the first roof being raised last week was a good feeling.

‘It’s always a moment when you feel as though the job is really getting started. It all went very smoothly. The pace will really pick up now with us aiming to get a block of two up a week now,’ he said.

There are about 60 workers on the site but that will double then treble in the near future as plumbers, electricians, joiners and other trades come and join in on the project, officially known as The Dunbeg Development Corridor, Phase 3.

The mix of properties includes one-, two-, three- and four-bed flats and houses and is in partnership with Link Group Ltd and West Highland Housing Association.

Dunbeg corridor is seen as key to the growth of the Oban area. More homes are planned in the future and, when linked with the original village and existing enterprises like Dunstaffnage Marina and SAMS, the whole area looks set to thrive.