Flats begin to take shape

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Quick progress is being made on the £2.3 million project to restore the former Arbroath Herald building into housing.

In the past week, scaffolding which had been built around the front and right hand side of Brothock Mill has been removed revealing the building’s new look.

The transformation will see the creation of 20 flats across three floors, which will be available to rent and have been described as suitable for mature tenants.

The work is being carried out by Muirfield Contracts on behalf of the Caledonia Housing Association, which acquired some funding from the Scottish Government.

The work began in September last year and at the time it was scheduled to last for 60 weeks meaning work could be finished as early as December.

The original facade, the roof and most of the structural floors have been retained. There is one element of timber flooring at the seaward end of the building, and that has been replaced.

The Arbroath Herald took over Brothock Mill in 1936, moving at that time from much smaller premises on Brothock Bridge.

The building has stood empty since 2008, when the Herald relocated to their current office in Market Place.