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FM Group begin work to restore Dalnair Castle

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June 28 2017

FM Group begin work to restore Dalnair Castle
A decaying castle in Stirling is being brought back to life by FM Group who have begun the process of sympathetically remodeling the historic home to form 10 flats.

Working to designs prepared by McInnes Gardner this work will entail removal of dry rot from within the building, installation of new floors throughout and repairs to the current roof and stonework.

In their design statement the architects wrote: “The proposed layouts for the flats are arranged within the existing structure and utilising existing bay windows and hallways to ensure as much as possible of the original structural fabric is maintained.

“Most of the interior panelling and feature plasterwork has already been lost, but where significant features remain (fireplaces and grand staircase) these will be restored to original condition and integrated into the proposals.”

A further 22 homes will also be built within the castle grounds with residents benefitting from gated gardens, a tennis court and meandering walks.
Repairs will be carried out using original materials
Repairs will be carried out using original materials
The grand staircase has survived years of neglect
The grand staircase has survived years of neglect

4 Comments

Bob, Agg & Willie
#1 Posted by Bob, Agg & Willie on 28 Jun 2017 at 13:20 PM
Looking forward to seeing this progress on site.
I guess FM plumped for the budget photo shoot package, which didn't stretch to scantily clad bikini models?
A Local Pleb
#2 Posted by A Local Pleb on 28 Jun 2017 at 13:29 PM
A fine looking building, just a shame that so much of the interior finishes were lost before the initiative was taken to convert it!
David
#3 Posted by David on 28 Jun 2017 at 15:53 PM
My dad used to work in this building in the 70's and early 80's when it was an advertising agency offices. I remember playing on the full size snooker table they had in the single storey bit on the left of the CGI.

Great to see it being restored and properly re-used as it's seen some mis-use and decay over the last 25 years
Terra
#4 Posted by Terra on 7 Jul 2017 at 10:18 AM
Excellent. What a beautiful building.

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