Regeneration funds approved

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Campbeltown’s town centre may soon look even better with a further £295,307.07 investment.

Mid Argyll, Kintyre and the Islands Area Committee on Wednesday, in Campbeltown town hall agreed with officers’ recommendation to award Campbeltown Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme grant funding .

The money will be given to the owners of McLean Place West, 10-14 Main Street, for repairs to the run down category B listed building.

A tenement condition report highlighted major concerns with the structure and external fabric of the building and evidence of rot.

The tenement comprises three ground floor commercial units and five residential flats, with eight separate owners who have formed an owners’ association.

The owners appointed a conservation accredited design team who inspected, surveyed, researched and investigated the building, including a specialist timber decay inspection to establish the extent of required rot works to the roof structure and top floor flats.

With the approval of the grant, repairs to the prominent building including essential structural repairs and enhancements to roof timbers, rot works, slated roof works, leadwork, stonework, chimney repairs and repairs to rainwater goods works, will begin in the autumn.