22-30 Main Street / 2-8 Longrow South

Before and after pictures:

Before - front elevation  Before - rear and roof walkways  Before - rear deck

Front elevation, rear and roof walkways, and rear stairwell before renovation

Now you can see from the photos below the improvements made through the renovations:

After - front elevation  After - rear roof and walkways  After - rear stairwell

Front elevation, rear and roof walkways, and rear stairwell after renovation

Details of the project:

This was the largest individual project under Campbeltown CARS starting in 2018 and was completed in 2019.  The tenement includes 13 flats and 8 shops with a total  project cost of over £600,000 was funded via Campbeltown CARS, Argyll and Bute Council Private Sector Housing Grant and contributions from the private owners.

Works included slating the roof, extensive stone repairs, replacing damaged lead, chimney repairs, new rainwater goods, replacing the failing rear balustrades and rear amenity deck that was the cause of significant damp ingress in some of the commercial units. 

Private owners continue to invest in the building by carrying out works such as; shopfront improvements; replacement windows and internal improvements to flats.

Key outcomes:
• 21 units
• Saving 4 business and 16 jobs
• 8 empty flats back into use
• External fabric repairs
• Replacement amenity deck and balustrades

Winner of the Best Collaborative Project at the Howdens Scottish Empty Homes Champion of the Year Awards 2019.