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AHR completes Stranraer gateway scheme

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AHR has unveiled this shelter and café on the Scottish shoreline of Loch Ryan

The scheme is the first of a series of gateway projects on the outskirts of Stranraer, south west Scotland.

The cantilevered pavilion provides shelter from the wind and rain while providing panoramic views of the loch.

The project has also reclad the loch’s existing café with locally sourced Scottish Larch wood which will weather to a light grey colour.

Greg Meikle, Landscape Architect at AHR, said: ‘We have been delighted with the transformation of what was an unremarkable café layby stop into a much more appealing location worthy of a stop and refreshment. The quality of workmanship by the local contractor has been exemplary and we feel that for a relatively modest outlay the client has gained a place of real interest.

Dumfries & Galloway Council, added: ‘It is really rewarding to see this important project now being delivered to such a high standard.  The completion of the first of the Gateway projects is a welcome addition to the regeneration of Stranraer and underpins our Council’s commitment to building the local economy.

‘It builds on the successfully refurbished West Pier, the refurbishment of Agnew Park and Café and investment in sailing facilities at the Waterfront. The new look is innovative and gives a fresh feel to the approach to the town and coupled with the recent appointment of a preferred developer for the East Pier the future of Stranraer is starting to take real shape.’


Project data

Location Stranraer, Scotland
Type of project public realm
Architect AHR
Client Dumfries and Galloway Council
Landscape architect AHR
Quantity surveyor David Neilson Partnership
Structural engineer Woolgar Hunter
Contractor DG First with Andy Gibson Builders
Value £55,000

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