November 2014 – At the Scottish Empty Homes Conference 2014, Campbeltown THI was awarded the prize for the Best Before and After Photo of an empty property brought back into use in Scotland. See the photos above this update.
November 2013 - All work now complete. The Buildings at Risk register have now removed this tenement from their register. For a summary of the project - find out more here
August 2013 -The majority of work has been completed including internal fixtures and fittings. The building was officially opened by Mike Russell, MSP on 27th August 2013.
April 2013 - Work is progressing well as follows; roof works complete, lead complete, electrics first fix complete, plumbing first fix complete, plasterboard almost complete, taping and jointing 40% complete, external wall finishes 30% complete and windows 65% complete.
November 2012 – Work is progressing well as follows: Downtakings are complete. Internally, work has begun on providing new floor structures, partitions and wall linings. Scaffolding has been erected and roof repairs are being carried out. Slating work and repairs to the chimneys will start shortly. Window condition survey completed. Replacement window manufacturing is underway.
September 2012 - Work has commenced. Estimated completion date is June 2013. Find out more in our latestpress release from 21st September.
August 2012 – THI grant application received. Grant approved and grant contract issued.
July 2012 – Design finalized and tenders issued.
April 2012 - Development phase is progressing as follows:
Detailed condition survey has been carried out. Drawings and draft specifications produced. We await a design statement to include methods and materials to be used. Statutory applications to follow.
February 2011 - An initial development appraisal has been completed. The purpose of the study was to explore the options available for bringing the building back into use and their feasibility.
December 2010 - After the completion of a tender exercise a professional adviser has been appointed to develop the project.
Notes - 13-15 Kirk Street is category B listed and is currently in private ownership. The upper floors have been unoccupied for a number of years and are in urgent need of repair.
The building is a target for the THI and grant funding may be available to carry out the necessary repairs to bring the entire building back into use.