This project is one of a few partly grant funded Schemes under the Berwick upon Tweed Historic Area Improvement Scheme (BHAIS) for a private client. The grant is funded by English Heritage, Northumberland County Council and the National Lottery. The aim of this grant is to bring redundant buildings back into reuse.
The property is located on Marygate, in Berwick upon Tweed, and is within a conservation
area part of the town. This project consisted of two phases in a top down approach.
The first phase was to carry out fabric repairs to the building and make it wind
and water tight. The repairs consisted of re-
The second phase of the works was to replace the modern aluminium shopfront. As repairs would have been required to the shopfront we were instructed to design a new shopfront in a traditional style. Here we carried out research into traditional shopfronts and investigated those within the town in order to create a contextual response appropriate to the area. The main basis for the design of the shopfront was an old archived photo. The aim was not to restore the shopfront to one particular period in history but rather incorporate features throughout its history.
Project Title: New Shopfront, 39 Marygate
Floor Area: N/A
Contractors: Chris McCann