Work on £200,000 worth of improvements to the Category A-listed Avenue Screen in Inveraray is underway.
The Avenue Screen’s existing render needs to be entirely removed and replaced. Weather-proofing works are also required on the screen and will be carried out as part of the contract, which is part of the council’s drive to protect Inveraray’s stunning architectural appearance following previous major repair and conservation works to a string of buildings in the town.
Residents and visitors will notice scaffolding being erected at the Avenue Screen from Monday, January 14, as contractors make preparations to begin the removal of the existing render.
The project represents further investment by the council in the town following the Inveraray Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme (CARS), which was successfully completed last year.
Councillor Aileen Morton, Policy Lead for Economic Development, said: “Over time, render needs to be replaced for both aesthetic and safety reasons, and we are pleased to be carrying out these improvements now. We aim to ensure that any inconvenience is minimal throughout the duration of the work, which we expect to be completed by the end of the summer.”
It is important to note that there will be periods of non-activity during the works, for example when stonework is being allowed to dry prior to the application of new render. Scaffolding will remain in place during these periods. There will also require to be short periods of closure of the central arch to traffic. The main period of non-activity will be from late February until April.
Further updates on the ongoing progress of the project and any traffic orders will be issued going forward.
It is anticipated the scaffolding will be removed and the work completed by the end of the summer.