The North East Scotland Preservation Trust is delighted to have finally completed its project to create the Silversmith’s Quarters at 49 – 54 Bridge Street, Banff. The derelict, category B listed building has been completely refurbished to a high standard and converted into three small townhouses.
When Government rules allow, the houses will be let out to student silversmiths and others attending courses at the Scottish Centre for Excellence in Silversmithing (also on Bridge Street) and visitors to Banff.
Each house comprises an open-plan kitchen/dining/living space on the ground floor and a double bedroom and shower room upstairs. They are finished, furnished, and equipped to a high standard, and with full gas central hearing, the houses provide cosy accommodation in the heart of the historic town centre.
The project was made possible by the generous financial support from North Aberdeenshire LEADER, Aberdeenshire Council, Historic Environment Scotland (via the Bridge Street Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme (CARS)), the National Lottery Heritage Fund and the Pilgrim Trust.