Grant awards for Dalkeith building repairs

132-134 High Street, Dalkeith
132-134 High Street, Dalkeith

Two new grants have been awarded for building improvements in Dalkeith town centre.

The joint Dalkeith Townscape Heritage Initiative (THI) and Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme (CARS) has confirmed the latest grants for priority work.

Number 132-134 High Street, part of the Tait Street Corner buildings, has received a grant to repair the stone work to the upper floors, repair the roof and refurbish the sash and case windows.

The condition of the stone work to the upper floor has been steadily getting worse, with fragments of sandstone coming off.

This area of the building has suffered particularly badly from the weather and leaking gutters. The three owners involved have worked together to agree a repair scheme, which has now been approved.

Number 21-27 High Street, a mid-terrace, double fronted property with the Santander bank and With Love gift shop on street level, has also been awarded a grant.

The money will help repair the poor stonework and restore all the windows, including the dormer window on the roof, reinstate the lost central chimney and repair the With Love original shop front.

The work also includes repair to the roof and rear pend (courtyard area).

External stone stairs will be refurbished and rear stone walls repainted.