The Enabling Works contract has progressed well since it began this Spring. Amongst the renovations has been the refurbishment of the Barony roof and the repair and preservation of the Stonework fabric of the Building. The replacement of the Barony roof and slates is now complete - much to the delight of the Barony Project Team and our local community, the original herringbone pattern of the roof slates has been painstakingly reproduce by the roofing contractors.
The stonework repairs have also been completed, with the Ayrshire based Stonemason going above and beyond the terms of the contract by cleaning the stonework as he went - a huge box of wire brushes and good old elbow grease have worked wonders. Both the roof and stone repairs have been effected by highly skilled craftsmen using traditional techniques with care and pride. Congratulations to Stewart & Shields and their sub-contactors for their attention to detail and sympathetic restoration. The external scaffolding is due to be removed soon and everyone will have the opportunity to see the full effect of the work to date.
The internal strip out has left a 'blank canvas' for the next stage of the building's conversion, with the Enabling works ensuring a sound basis from which to transform this much loved local landmark into a community hub fit for future generations.