£850,000 boost for historic Dunoon tenements

Published Date: 

5 Nov 2019 - 10:38

Councillors have approved a potential total grant of £847,507 for repairs to three tenement buildings in Dunoon’s town centre Conservation Area.

Bute and Cowal Area Committee recently approved grants for repairs to properties on Argyll Street as part of the Dunoon Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme (CARS).

The grants will help fund the comprehensive repair of the three large buildings, which are in significant need of repair. The work will safeguard these three prominent, historic properties and enhance the look and feel of Dunoon’s main shopping street.

Councillor Alastair Redman, Policy Lead for Economic Growth, said: “I’m pleased that this funding has been approved and that three important buildings in Dunoon’s main shopping area can now be repaired and have their future safeguarded. I look forward to seeing the result of the work once it is completed.”

Dunoon CARS (LINK: https://www.argyll-bute.gov.uk/dunoon-cars/grants) is a partnership regeneration project between Argyll and Bute Council and Historic Environment Scotland (HES). As a heritage-led grants administration programme, the project seeks to safeguard Dunoon’s heritage by supporting property owners to return their buildings and shopfronts to a good state of repair, which in turn increases the attractiveness of Dunoon’s town centre.

Dunoon CARS is being delivered over a 5-year period, and will conclude on 31 March 2022. A full funding package of £1.5million is in place.