Fort William 2040 (FW2040)

Delivery Programme - current projects

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The Delivery Programme below outlines the progress currently being made with individual projects from the Masterplan, and their key next steps, as reported regularly to the FW2040 Project Board. It is grouped according to themes. Where possible, it also directs people to further online information about specific projects. Not all projects have dedicated individual websites at this time. This is dependent on their current status and level of progression. Please note we are are not responsible for the content of external websites.

The Delivery Programme also includes Aspirational Projects and ideas that have been suggested through the FW2040 consultation process to date. Projects are included within the Masterplan when they demonstrate a similar level of feasibility and collective commitment as the projects already included.

Projects making Fort William 'A Great Place to Live'

  • Community uses - land reserved for community use on Blar Mhor development
  • High School expansion - extension to Lochaber High School facilities
  • Housing units- Lundavra/ upper Achintore- circa 350 Units
  • Indoor multi-purpose facility
  • Local energy networks
  • New hospital
  • Primary Schools - extension to Fort William Primary Schools Capacities
  • Town Centre Master Planning (includes future redevelopment of Belford Hospital site, formerly listed as a stand-alone project)
  • Second phase housing - up to 133 Housing Units, Blar Mhor
  • Smelter site expansion
  • STEM centre
  • Town centre waterfront - enhancement of marine access, shoreline development and promenade
  • Upper Achintore community facility
  • Nevis Forest Mountain Resort - additional recreational facilities and log cabin development

Projects making Fort William 'A Place Facing Water'

  • Cruise ship reception facilities

Projects making Fort William 'A Connected Place'

  • Fort William Active Travel Audit
  • Road Improvements: STAG / STPR2
  • Helicopter landing site

View a full list of the FW2040 projects