Repairs start as CARS gets into gear in Gorebridge

Gorebridge CARS scheme grants first award, 32-36 Main Street, Gorebridge''LtoR Rodd Lugg, Patricia Reynolds & Stephanie Walker.

Gorebridge CARS scheme grants first award, 32-36 Main Street, Gorebridge''LtoR Rodd Lugg, Patricia Reynolds & Stephanie Walker.

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The first grant has been awarded as part of the £700,000 Gorebridge Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme (CARS).

The Gorebridge CARS scheme was officially launched last October and now work has begun on 32-36 Main Street, which includes beauty salon Unique Beauty on the ground floor. The scheme is paying £47,900 towards the £63,900 total cost of repair and renovation work on the Grade C-listed building there.

Stephanie Walker, a member of the Gorebridge CARS Project Team, said: “This is the first grant awarded as part of the Gorbridge CARS which will make a significant difference to the building , improving and enhancing it’s appearance and conserving it’s historic and architectural character.

“I hope that this will act as a stimulus to other owners in the conservation area to come forward to take advantage of the grant scheme.”

The Gorebridge CARS Scheme is a partnership between Historic Scotland, Midlothian Council and Gorebridge Community Development Trust.

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