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Published by: Scottish Housing News
The historic Grade A-Listed Corn Exchange in Dalkeith has won a 2017 Civic Trust Award following its recent regeneration by Melville Housing Association.
Vacant for several years, and experiencing some deterioration, the building was in need of repair, restoration and regeneration.
Melville Housing Association purchased the building last year, and undertook the restoration necessary to convert it into its new HQ, with a museum for the Dalkeith History Society and an area for community space.
The transformation was aided by funding from Historic Environment Scotland and the Lottery Fund.
Hardies Property & Construction Consultants, which provided a range of CDM services to Melville for the project, have since relocated into the redeveloped building alongside Melville and Shepherd Chartered Surveyors (with which it merged last year).
David Vince, partner at Hardies, said: “We are delighted that the building has received this accolade and are proud to have been involved through the provision of CDM services to our long-standing client, Melville Housing Association.
“And we are already reaping the benefits from our move into the redeveloped premises, which successfully marry an efficient and welcoming work environment with a tremendous community asset.”
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