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Craig Gowan House
Craig Gowan House
Craig Gowan House
A challenging conversion of a former mansion  for Frontera Developments. Working with the design team this project was successfully completed in October 2018. This Grade B listed former Baronial mansion is situated in a prominent position overlooking Broughty Ferry with spectacular views over the River.  

This period property was restored and sympathetically converted to form six individual homes each retaining many original features with the addition of new double glazed windows, flooring and paintwork throughout.  

Project  Feature
One of the most interesting and challenging aspects of renovating an older building is the likelihood of discovering unknown structural issues hidden behind from view. Craig Gowan was no exception. In the basement we uncovered defective and missing structural supports. Extensive temporary shoring and propping's were designed underpinning the building until permanent structural steel work was installed.  

The windows and entrance doors on both the main buildings are with a few exceptions  completely new windows. They are however  traditional sash and case windows locally manufactured by Sturrocks Joinery. Although modern in functionality and performance the manufacture hold the vernacular of historic windows, with narrow glazing sightlines, narrow astigals and ultra thin double glazing. 

Project Overview

Client: 
Frontera Developments Ltd

Designer:
Jon Frullani Architects

Quantity Surveyor: 
Graham Sinclair Ass 

Structural Engineer: 
Millard Consulting

Value:
£1,473,820

Duration:
January 2017 —October 2018