Argyll and Bute Council has agreed to an ambitious and forward-looking programme to assist regeneration and economic development in five of it’s waterfront towns - Campbeltown, Helensburgh, Oban, Rothesay and Dunoon. In November 2008, the Council unanimously agreed to allocate more than £30 million to the programme, since named ‘CHORD’.
The multi-million pound initiative will see major improvements to the town centres and waterfronts of all five towns.
Campbeltown (£6.5 million)
Helensburgh (£6.66 million)
Oban (£6.9 million)
Rothesay (£2.4 million)
Dunoon (£8.3 million)
Chord Programme Manager - Helen Ford
Phone - 01436 658 839
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
|Rothesay THI update January 2014||
A third repair project begins at Guildford Square
The third of Rothesay THI’s four priority projects is now underway. Guildford Court Apartments on Watergate began in early January and is expected to complete in the Summer.
|Rothesay THI update December 2013||
Talking Tenements with Rothesay Academy
First year pupils studying Physics at Rothesay Academy participated in a workshop delivered by Robin Webster of CameronWebsterArchitects designed around the theme of energy efficiency in historic buildings.
The workshop was followed by an interactive theatrical presentation which told the story of three Victorian tenements: the first being in need of repair, the second having been repaired well and sympathetic to the needs of the building, and the third having been poorly repaired without thought to the building’s historic materials and character.
|Rothesay THI update November 2013||
Third annual Maintenance Week Event held
National Maintenance Week is an annual event taking place in November each year which aims to promote the importance and benefits of regularly checking and carrying out maintenance to your property.
A short film, entitled, ‘A Bird’s Eye View of Rothesay’ was screened throughout the afternoon of Saturday 23rd November which demonstrated some of the problems commonly experienced with Rothesay’s Victorian buildings. The film can be viewed at: https://vimeo.com/80511768
The footage provides an accurate picture of the condition of the town centre buildings and describes how common problems can be resolved and even avoided in the first place. The film screenings were accompanied with the offer of expert advice from Annie Flint, tenement specialist, and John Gilbert, conservation accredited architect, on appropriate tenement maintenance.
Migration Exhibition installation at Rothesay Library
Andy Campbell of Dress for the Weather, a Glasgow-based architecture practice, created an exhibition to showcase the effects of inward migration on Rothesay’s town centre. The exhibition was launched with a guided tour of Rothesay’s most prominent buildings including Duncan’s Halls, Rothesay Castle and Bute Fabrics.
Andy also facilitated an architectural workshop with art students from Rothesay Academy at the Castle. A measured survey of the building gave students skills in sketching, working and drawing in scale and recording their built environment.
Primary children from two schools participated in mapping exercises to better understand the buildings and spaces that help make up their town centre.