New look for Dalkeith town centre

The remedial works at Dalkeith High Street have been completed on time.

The remedial works at Dalkeith High Street have been completed on time.

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The restoration of Dalkeith High Street is continuing, with a number of ‘priority’ buildings qualifying for grants through the Dalkeith Townscape Heritage Initiative (THI) and Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme.

Firms contracted to carry out the work to buildings No. 75, 77, 79-81, 87-89 and 41 are G Griggs and Sons from Musselburgh and McLay Joiners. Work was this week due to start at Nos. 87-89, with restoration work on the others phased over the 26-week contract, due to finish at the end of April 2012.

Work to each of the properties will be carried out using materials and techniques that will restore the character of the buildings. Where new stonework is proposed, this will be carefully selected to match the original, as will the roofing slate. Lime mortar will be used to re-point and repair stonework and lead will be used in roof and gutter repair.

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