20 – 24 Kirk Wynd is a vacant property which was formerly known as Austin’s Sports Bar. With the assistance of a THI grant, the upper floors of the building will be converted into residential use. This is the only THI grant funded project that this bringing vacant floor space back into use.

Externally, the upper floor windows will be reinstated to their original and traditional design. Repairs will be carried out to bring the building back into good condition and it will be redecorated.

What has been an empty property is now being converted into comfortable, attractive and well-design residential properties. Bringing this space back into use will help to enliven the town centre.

Early in the works a shop sign (fascia board) for ‘Shieling Steakhouse’ was uncovered.