Dewars Lane Granary | Berwick Upon Tweed

This B listed granary building is one of the few remaining which recall the towns’ commercial 19th Century grain trade.

The project combines the conservation of the rich townscape, architectural and historical heritage of this part of the town with tourism based regeneration.

Celebrated for the ‘lean’ of the building, (famously painted by L S Lowry), its structure was consolidated by the replacement of its original timber post and beam structure by a new steel frame.

Youth Hostel Association self catering and bedroom accommodation occupies the upper floors with educational and exhibition facilities and a bistro cafe, accessible by the general public, on the lower floors.

Client:

Berwick Upon Tweed Preservation Trust

Location:

Berwick Upon Tweed

Cost:

£3.5 million

Completion:

2011

Design Team:

SE: Wren & Bell, Edinburgh
QS: D.I. Burchell & Partners
MC: M & J Ballantyne Ltd