Huge investment helps transform historic buildings

Dalnair Castle

FM Group has invested £10 million into transforming two listed buildings in Scotland.

The 19th century Ury House in Aberdeenshire, which the property developer said had fallen into ruin, is now wind and water tight following “extensive restoration” and is poised to become a luxury boutique hotel and spa.

Meanwhile, Dalnair Castle on the edge of Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park is being “sympathetically transformed” into a residential development featuring ten luxury apartments. Works included removing dry rot inside the building, installing new floors and refurbishing the roof and external stonework.

FM also recently lodged planning applications which include the regeneration and protection of Class B and C heritage buildings on the former Sunnyside Royal Hospital site in Montrose and Glasgow’s Grade B listed Cathcart House.

Jonathon Milne, FM group director said, “As a family-run Scottish business, we care deeply about our country’s heritage and this is reflected in many of our developments. We are passionate about building residential and commercial developments which preserve the best of heritage through the best of modern day construction techniques to build developments and communities of which we can be proud now and in the future.

“The refurbishment of listed buildings demands the detailed attention and involvement of our team. It also requires significant capital investment to safeguard the properties from ruin which, in turn, means we must take a longer term view on these developments.”