Stranraer Regeneration & The Harbour Master’s Office Restoration Assisted by Clancy

Article posted on: 10th May 2018

The former Harbourmaster’s office in Stranraer is undergoing repair and extension as part of Dumfries and Galloway Council’s plans to reinvigorate the town. The building, which is linked to Stranraer’s maritime history, marks the entrance to Stranraer’s harbour and will be brought back into use as an exhibition centre. The project is a major element of a Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme part-funded by Historic Environment Scotland and receives additional funding from the Scottish Government Regeneration Capital Grant Fund. 

The old Harbourmaster’s office was Listed as Category C in 2004. The building is among the most recognisable landmarks of the town but has been empty and deteriorating since 2012 and in need of remedial works to improve the inside and outside of the building.

Clancy Consulting are pleased to be providing Civil and Structural Engineering Services as part of the transformation of the building to designs by Smith Scott Mullan Associates. The plan is to have the centre open to the public and available for use by different community groups to promote sea-based activities. It will also contain an exhibition about the building and the harbour. 

The investment by Dumfries and Galloway Council, the Scottish Government and Historic Environment Scotland will enable the restoration, and wider regeneration for the town, helping to bring the building back to use and to enhance Stranraer. 

Image courtesy of Smith Scott Mullan Associates

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