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The Project

The Threadneedle St project will provide community care housing for disabled adults, through the restoration and adaptation of a group of ‘at risk’ listed buildings in the historic centre of Peterhead (Aberdeenshire). The National Trust for Scotland, through its Little Houses Improvement Scheme, will engage with and involve the future residents in all aspects of the project and provide access to heritage for the widest possible audience.

The buildings are significant as good examples of late eighteenth century burgh architecture and in their role in the streetscape, forming an edge to the Peterhead Outstanding Conservation Area. A once prosperous burgh Peterhead is now one of the most deprived areas in Aberdeenshire. Resulting perceptions neither do justice to the town’s rich heritage or the sense of community and place that many residents feel. This project also aims to be a catalyst for regeneration of the burgh.

The aims of the Threadneedle/St Andrew Streets project are:
  • To restore a group of three important listed (and currently at risk) Georgian buildings in the centre of the old burgh of Peterhead
  • To restore and enhance the streetscape and provide a fitting edge to Peterhead’s Outstanding Conservation Area
  • To provide community care housing of quality and character for learning and physically disabled people
  • To engage with and involve the future residents in all aspects of the project
  • To provide access to heritage for the widest possible audience
  • To promote the work of The National Trust for Scotland and its role in the safeguarding of important heritage sites including the architecture of Scotland’s historic towns and burghs