The Heart of Hawick Project
The £10m Heart of Hawick project is one of the biggest and most unique regeneration projects in the Scottish Borders. The project is a multi-agency arts and heritage initiative designed to contribute to the social, cultural and economic regeneration of Hawick and the wider Borders.
About the Project
Key elements include the complete transformation of two previously empty shell buildings in the centre of Hawick:
- Tower Mill - a former weaving mill (below) is now home to a brand new cinema/theatre, cafe/bar visitor centre.
- Heritage Hub - the old Marina function suite and cinema (below) is now home to the Scottish Borders Archive and Local History Centre.
The project also includes:
- Civic space - the creation of a central, flat, easily accessed off-road civic space for performances, events, markets, street theatre, festivals etc.
- New Footbridge/cyclebridge over the River Teviot opened 24th November 2005.
- Town Centre Improvements - to improve the areas around the TowerMill, Towerdykeside, Tower Knowe, High Street, Kirkstile and Silver street areas.
- Drumlanrig's Tower - substantial renovation/refurbishment including a move for the registrar service from the town hall into Drumlanrig's Tower.
The Heart of Hawick team would like to thank the following for their input and support which made the project possible:
The principal contractor for the work is GHI Contracts Ltd (external website)
The Design Team is led by Alan Marshall from GMA, and includes the following contractors or consultants:
- Gray, Marshall and Associates Architects
- Waterman Structural Engineers
- K J Tait Services Engineers
- Doig & Smith Quantity Surveyors
- Turner & Townsend Planning Supervisors
- Andrew Storer Theatre Designer
- Sandy Brown Acoustician
And a very special thanks must also go to SBC's Technical Services Architectural Service, Corporate FInance and PED.
Several of the photographs on this site - particularly those of the campus itself - were taken by Keith Hunter Photography.