£3million housing conversion of A-listed former Arbroath mill complete


3rd February 2021

A new door has opened on an iconic reminder of Arbroath’s industrial heritage.

Regeneration work to convert the town’s historic Baltic Mill is now complete and the first tenants of 24 new homes in the landmark building are about to receive their keys.

The near £3million Hillcrest Homes regeneration project got underway in September 2019 when Cullross and George Martin Builders began work on the A-listed building.

It now comprises one and two-bedroom properties within the preserved exterior of the building which retains its historical appearance.

Many common areas such as stairwells have also retained the period features of the mill such as original handrails and interior walls.

One of the mill’s original cast iron weighing mechanisms has also been saved and is on proud display in the building’s main lobby.
Later became whisky bond

Built in 1861, the Dens Road mill was owned by Arbroath businessman Andrew Lowson and operated as a power loom weaving factory.

It wove yarn spun in the nearby Green’s Mill, which burned down in 1991.

At his commercial peak, Lowson owned eight mills and was the largest and most important manufacturer in Arbroath.

Read the full article by Graham Brown over on The Courier's website

Hillcrest Homes

Hillcrest Housing Association was established in 1967 and is one of Scotland’s largest Housing Associations. They provide housing and support in Dundee, Edinburgh, Angus, Perthshire and Fife, with over 5500 good quality, well maintained homes at affordable rents. In each area of operation there are local offices with housing advice teams who can provide an immediate response to the customers.

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