Work starts on latest Rothesay THI priority building

Scaffolding being erected around Guildford Court in Rothesay town centre ahead of the start of improvement work on the building.

Scaffolding being erected around Guildford Court in Rothesay town centre ahead of the start of improvement work on the building.

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Work has begun on improvements to the latest ‘priority building’ under the Rothesay Townscape Heritage Initiative.

Scaffolding was erected around the three sides of Guildford Court, on Albert Place, Watergate and West Princes Street, on Thursday.

The improvement work is due to last until May and will involve a full repair of the roof, lead work and chimney repairs, stone works, replacement or repair of cast-iron rainwater and soil goods, timber repair and rot works if required, decoration of cast-iron goods and windows, a new front entrance door and the reinstatement of the building’s original canopy using the existing cast-iron brackets.

Attempts will also be made to strip the existing paintwork from the exterior of the building to show off the stonework to public view, though if those attempts are unsuccessful a new coat of breathable paint will be applied instead.

 

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