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Timely completion puts Stranraer on the tourist map

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January 21 2020

Timely completion puts Stranraer on the tourist map

Smith Scott Mullan Architects have completed their conversion of the former Harbourmaster’s office in Stranraer, a key element of the town’s conservation area.

Now in community use the C-listed art deco clock tower serves as a visitor hub for the area following refurbishment of the main tower and construction of a modest brick extension connected via a glazed link.

External landscaping frames an industrial weighbridge, which remains in-situ and largely unaltered from its load carrying days.

Led by Dumfries & Galloway Council the project was part funded by Historic Environment Scotland and the Scottish Government Regeneration Capital Grant Fund.

The original office and clock tower dates from 1938.

1 Comment

Scott Stevens
#1 Posted by Scott Stevens on 21 Jan 2020 at 14:36 PM
Nice project and reuse of an interesting facility - good to see investment in the area and it looks great. Looks more appropriate than the previous design proposal with lots of curves.

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