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Building no longer at Risk

5 Aug 2015

A property, which appears on Scotland's Building at Risk Register, has now been brought back into use by Langstane Housing Association.

The Association's £750,000 development has transformed the building shell at 49-53 Marischal Street into seven flats close to the centre of Aberdeen.

Aberdeen City Heritage Trust's £20,000 grant supported structural repair of chimney breasts and reroofing works.

Marischal Street was the first tenement-lined street supported on vaulting constructed in Scotland in 1767. It overcame Aberdeen's hilly terrain and made it easier to transport goods from the harbour to Aberdeen's main market place, the Castlegate. One of a series of Georgian townhouses, the property is said to have been designed by local architect and builder William Smith, father of John Smith who is renowned for his architectural contribution to Aberdeen.

The conversion carried out by Burns Construction and overseen by local architect George Douglas has now secured the future of the building.

The Trust is supported by Historic Scotland and Aberdeen City Council.