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Montrose mill powers back with 26 homes

April 16 2020

Montrose mill powers back with 26 homes

ARKTX chartered architects have won permission to proceed with conversion of Chapel Works, a B-listed former mill in Montrose, to form 26 affordable homes.

Located on Marine Avenue in the towns conservation district the development seeks to retain a prominent marker of an industrial past by preserving surviving fabric following two decades of disuse.

George Mitchell Builders will undertake the conversion of the former linen and rope works dating from 1795, retaining an impressive 17 bay red sandstone frontage with ashlar dressings.

This will conceal the addition of four floors of flats behind as well as a single-storey disabled unit, all finished in red blockwork and accessible through a glazed central arch.

These interventions will require opening two new doorways within the current frontage.

In a statement the architects wrote: “It is considered that the proposed residential development is of benefit to the site and to the immediate and wider context of Montrose and the surrounding community. It helps to make the town centre more sustainable and provides a commendable use for a brownfield site which has lain dormant for a number of years.”

Construction work will commence as soon as is practical once restrictions are eased.

1 Comment

Damp Proof Membrane
#1 Posted by Damp Proof Membrane on 17 Apr 2020 at 09:08 AM
Great to see this building being repurposed. Can't see any elevations on the planning portal. What is illustrated in section doesn't inspire confidence that the integration of the new floor levels and mansard roof is going to look decent..

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