Custom House, Bowling

Custom House is a Category B listed building built in the early 19th century. The Bowling basin area has been granted funding by Historic Environment Scotland.

The refurbishment of Custom House is part of the wider regeneration of the Bowling Basin area, breathing new life into the location and establishing a vibrant and transformed western entrance to the Forth and Clyde Canal. 

Redpath has fully refurbished the building internally and externally in compliance with the buildings listed status and to the approval of the relevant statutory bodies.

This project has created new holiday accommodation with seven double/twin bedrooms with en-suite facilities, breakfasting area and stores within the existing property.

We have provided new building services throughout, utilising existing supplies, including a hot and cold-water system, small power, ventilation and heating. Limited data installation has been included through the provision of wireless access points.

Along with our client and design team, we worked in close partnership with Historic Environment Scotland who provided us with guidance on preserving original building features.

This included:

  • Reusing original roof slates. The original roof slates were removed, resized and cleaned ready to retile the roof once all repairs were complete.
  • Where possible preserving original timbers.
  • Repairs to original timber window frames.
  • Externally, replacing the current mortar with lime mortar.
  • Client

    Asset 2

    Scottish Canals

  • Location

    Asset 4


  • Value

    Asset 9 £


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