Redevelopment scheme approved to save The Coo Palace

Dumfries & Galloway Council have approved the redevelopment of a complex of buildings known as The Coo Palace on the coast of Dumfries & Galloway.

Steven Abbott Associates LLP assisted JMP Architects, working on behalf of Holiday Property Bond, by providing Planning Statements and support at Planning Committee when Members of the Council considered the proposal.

The landmark building was constructed on the coast in rural Kirkcudbrightshire in the early 1900s to house a herd of 12 cows.

The building is “A” Listed, receiving the highest level of heritage protection in Scotland, and has been on the buildings at risk register since the 1990s. 

The plans produced by JMP involve the conversion and renovation of the buildings, together with the addition of a number of holiday units, totalling 24 in all.

Andrew Tait, Associate at Steven Abbott Associates LLP said: 

"It was an exciting project to work on, on behalf of Holiday Property Bond and JMP Architects, and we look forward to this landmark building being secured and brought back into use, conserving what is an iconic, landmark building.”

Andrew has significant experience of working in the Scottish system both as a planning officer with the Cairngorms National Park and more recently as a consultant.

(November 2017)

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