Banff THI - Gordon's Granaries, High Shore
Conversion of disused granary into a flatted courtyard development containing 9 one, two and three bedroom flats
The former granary buildings date to the Late 17th Century/ Early 18th Century (category B Listed), and were originally U-shaped in plan with the courtyard having been infilled later. The block is three-storeyed, rendered, and at its East end comprises three gabled bays (each six bays long) with slate roofs orientated West to East. Other features include coped skews and chimney stacks, a slate-hung elevator tower at the West end above the grain-dressing plant, and a steel-framed canopy at the East end to protect dispatch and delivery. It occupies a seafront position, adjacent to St Mary’s Churchyard, within the Conservation area, and along with the 6 Deveronside project aims to regenerate this former industrial zone of Banff.
This project proved to be a complex challenge. It suffered several delays to completion and Heritage Lottery Fund advanced several extensions of time in order to maximise grant assistance. The entire THI scheme was extended to 31st December 2012 to accommodate completion of this project. By 30th November 2012, the project was substantially complete, with occupation of the first units anticipated in early 2013.
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Property in 1986
Photos show the site as it was in 1986, complete with timber ‘awning’ over the entranceway.
Interior views of the granaries in the present state showing the internal timber structure.
The left hand image is a view rear elevation facing onto High Shore, showing the ridge slated cupola which housed a hoisting mechanism. Damage can be seen to the lime harling and timber window surrounds.
The side elevation of the granaries with boarded up windows. It is hoped that many of the original features can be retained during the redevelopment of the property.
A view of the gable end of the granaries as they are today. The windows have been boarded up and the timber ‘awning’ removed.
A view of the Completed Project