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New Year Building "Health Check"

15 Jan 2020

Is your building in shape for 2020? Will your building withstand the rigours of the next decade?

Specialists will be on hand next week (Thursday 23rd January 2020) at the Arts Centre in King Street, Aberdeen to give advice on repairing Aberdeen's granite heritage and grants which could help.

Organised by Aberdeen City Heritage Trust, the event is aimed at owners of property falling within the Trust's current eligible areas, which include the South end of King Street, Marischal Street, Regent Quay, Market Street (North), Guild Street, Bridge Street, Union Terrace, Golden Square, Schoolhill and Upperkirkgate.

The Trust can accept applications for external repairs, including reroofing, repair of chimneys, gutters and traditional joinery for grants of up to 50% of agreed eligible costs. For shopfronts, rates can be as much as 75% of agreed eligible costs.

Details of building repair grants under the Union Street Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme, which Aberdeen City Council is running until March 2022, will also be available.

Trust Project Officer, Douglas Campbell said:

The beginning of the year is a great time to take stock and plan ahead for repairs that traditional granite properties need from time-to-time. Trust Building Repair and Shopfront Grants can make a sizeable contribution towards carrying out repair using traditional materials and techniques which are tried and tested, but which can be more costly.

Further details of areas where grants can be applied for can be found at the Trust website.

For further information and to book free tickets via Eventbrite click here or e-mail the Trust.

Aberdeen City Heritage Trust is supported by Historic Environment Scotland and Aberdeen City Council.