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October 15 2018

Hawick business centre plans heralded

Scottish Borders Council have received a planning application from Aitken Turnbull Architects to erect a new business centre in Hawick.

The plans call for demolition of the former Armstrong’s department store and two former church buildings at Oliver and Teviot Crescent’s to make way for the new build scheme, which would offer accommodation for small and start-up businesses.

Councillor Mark Rowley, executive member for business and economic development, commented: “Redeveloping this site has multiple benefits for Hawick. It will clear an area of disused buildings in disrepair, provide new, small office units for existing local businesses and entrepreneurs, and it will hopefully act as a catalyst for further property redevelopment and investment in the town from the private sector.

“Thanks to local architects Aitken Turnbull, a contemporary building will be created which fits in with its surroundings and also delivers an attractive public space and pedestrian access through from the heart of the town to the Wee Haugh and on to Commercial Road.”

The three-storey build is being backed by The Scottish Government.

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