Published: Wednesday, 17th May 2023
The controlled dismantling of 2 High Street Jedburgh has now been completed, allowing for progress to be made on the construction of a replacement building.
Timeline of demolition
Demolition works at the site began in December 2021 after we took ownership of the dilapidated building through a Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO).
Due to unexpected additional works being required throughout the process of dismantling, including archaeological works in the basement, the demolition has been completed later than initially anticipated. The works were completed last month (April 2023).
A planning application was submitted in 2022 in relation to the proposed replacement building on the site and has been approved allowing for further design development to take place.
Commencement of the construction of the new building is anticipated to start in early 2024 once a procurement process has been undertaken to identify a contractor for the project.
Once finished, the building will contain a commercial space occupying the ground level and a new apartment block of affordable housing consisting of three flats on the upper levels.
Councillor Scott Hamilton, Executive Member for Community & Business:
"There can be no denying that this particular project to demolish the original building standing at 2 High Street Jedburgh has been tricky from the outset.
“The Council took control of the building through a compulsory purchase order and had no other option but to demolish the building given its state of disrepair.
“I am extremely pleased to see that the demolition phase has been completed and the focus can now turn to the construction of the new building taking its place offering vibrant commercial spaces and much needed local housing.”