Transformation of Bank Hill finished

A derelict site in Berwick town centre has been transformed into a trio of attractive low-energy town houses.

Saturday, 5th March 2016, 10:45 am
Rosemount Bank Hill complete.
Rosemount Bank Hill complete.

The 18-month project at Bank Hill has been completed by Berwick builders GM Craig.

All three properties at Rosemount have now been handed over to their new owners.

They boast fabulous views over the River Tweed, Berwick’s famous bridges and down the coast to Holy Island and beyond.

“This completes the transformation of this small area which receives a high volume of foot traffic with locals and town visitors navigating the town walls,” said company director Neil Craig.

“We think it’s turned out very nice.”

The site was previously occupied by four dilapidated garage buildings.

Its redevelopment involved extensive planning, archaeological surveys and sub-structure engineering requirements.

When work began in August 2014, several hundred tonnes of soil had to be removed before the services and foundations could be set out and fitted.

GM Craig completed the development, from start to finish, in-house.

“We find this approach improves quality and accuracy as our highly skilled trades engineers are thinking about the project from start to finish rather than individual aspects of the project with no consideration for future problems,” said Neil.

Concrete was delivered by Gilbert Birdsall of Belford. Natural stone was supplied by Hutton Stone.

The interior of all three properties was carried out to the specific requirements of the clients.