We have just lodged Planning and Listed Building Consent applications for the conservation and extension of this engaging little building in Stranraer. The project is part of the wider regeneration of Stranraer town centre and waterfront, and is part-funded by Historic Environment Scotland under the Stranraer Conservation and Regeneration Scheme and by the Scottish Government under the Regeneration Capital Grants Fund scheme.
The former Harbourmaster’s Office marks the entrance to Stranraer’s harbour. It is a stylish little building of the 1930s, the only surviving inter-war industrial building in the town and one of the few Art Deco buildings in the region. It has been empty since 2012 and is increasingly derelict.
On completion, it will provide a welcoming gateway to Stranraer and mark the entrance to the marina and harbour. It will open to the public for the first time and used by community groups to promote sea-based and other activities in the area.