Midsteeple Quarter project featured in BBC

NIXON is delighted to be Project Managing Phase 1 of the Midsteeple Quarter project, featured on the BBC.

This innovative project is a #community-led and aims to be pioneering for the high street of #Dumfries.

#MidsteepleQuarter bought a number of empty retail properties in the town with major plans for their redevelopment. They will be converted into a mix of retail units, residential accommodation and community spaces.

We are delighted to be on board as we #projectmanage phase 1 of this regeneration project with construction works starting in late Spring.

The project was recently visited by The Scottish Parliament’s economy and fair work committee visited Dumfries to study the Midsteeple Quarter scheme.

The scheme has purchased a number of empty retail properties in the town with major plans for their redevelopment which will be converted into a mix of retail units, residential accommodation and community spaces. The visit was part of the committee’s inquiry into town centres and retail looking to assess problems across the country and identify potential solutions.

Scott Mackay, executive director of the Midsteeple Quarter, said

“We’ve made amazing progress despite the pandemic and everything that’s been going on and the High Street essentially getting worse because of the economic state of retail.”

“We’ve been able in that period to acquire a few more buildings – we now own five buildings

“We’ve just been able to announce in the last fortnight that we’ve now entered into a contract with a builder to start reconstruction of what was the Baker’s Oven building.

“That will provide two floors of enterprise business space and seven flats.”

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