Properties and jobs safeguarded thanks to major regeneration project

Published Date: 

9 May 2017 - 16:49

Regeneration work on one of Campbeltown’s prominent buildings – safeguarding 16 jobs as well as the future of two homes and bringing an empty dwelling house back into use - is underway.

The work to repair the tenement building at 9-15 Longrow South, constructed in 1908/09, represents the next phase of the Campbeltown Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme (CARS), which has already successfully breathed new life into the Kintyre town’s centre.

Pippa Milne, Argyll and Bute Council’s Director of Development and Infrastructure Services said:

“As a council we are determined to improve our towns and make them attractive places to live and work. The ambitious regeneration work we have already carried out has made our town centres across the area vibrant places, created jobs and boosted the local economy.

“Campbeltown has seen over £7 million of work being carried and over 40 historically important buildings have been regenerated, with new businesses being opened and existing ones being secured.”

The major £221,000 investment project will see repairs to the building’s roof, leadwork, chimneys, stonework, cast iron rainwater goods, timber and rot works. The cost will be met from grants made available by the council, Historic Environment Scotland as well as significant contributions from the owners.

The contract for the work will be carried out by a local contractor, McKinven and Colville Limited, and is due to be completed by September this year.