Elgin designers come up with ‘historic’ extension plan for homeowners

Homeowners on a Moray street who had previously found it impossible to extend their properties are now able to do so thanks to an agreement with Historic Scotland and Moray Council.

Following months of discussions between the two authorities and architects the Category B Listed buildings on Elgin’s South College Street have been given a green light by planners.

The breakthrough was revealed this week by local architecture consultants CMDesign, who created an “intervention” that has been passed as acceptable by local planners and Historic Scotland.

CMDesign managing director Craig Mackay said: “The challenge was to arrive at a design, shape and form that presented the least amount of impact upon the fabric of the buildings and allowed as much of the original building to be seen as possible.

“Using natural stone and contemporary glazing and roofing, we have created an “intervention” which is clearly set apart from the Historic nature of the wonderful buildings on this street, yet allowing growing families to enjoy the area for generations to come.”

The company used their Facebook Page to present a set of images showing how the acceptable new extensions can be created.


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