Thorntree Mill progress

All the latest developments on our project to convert a four bed Victorian town house into a nine bed home-for-life for former street homeless men.


Rowan Alba staff team and tenants in have moved in

Thorntree Mill activity, Autumn 2022


All areas near completion, Rowan Alba close to moving tenants in

Image gallery of property for August 2022

Building work updates for August 2022

  • Final decorative finishes being applied to the interior of the rooms

  • Bathrooms and cooking areas completed

  • Social areas / offices near completion


Plastering complete, painting progressing and lots of other progress

Building works progress update for July. 2022 from Francis Barkey, Board Member overseeing Construction

  • The internal of the building is a hive of activity with bedroom ensuites being installed, plastering to walls complete, stair being installed, painter work progressing and kitchen being fitted.

  • The external render is complete along with larch wall cladding and extension roof.

  • The external landscaping is due to commence on the 4th July with project completion targeted for 29th July.

Image gallery of work for July 2022


First fix services, windows installed, more progress inside and out

Image gallery of work for April 2022


Work ongoing throughout the building, extension taking shape and a visit from Charity Bank

Image gallery of work for March 2022


Building warrant approved and work has begun!

Building works progress update for Feb. 2022 from Francis Barkey, Board Member overseeing Construction

  • All necessary statutory approvals, Planning Permission and Building Warrant approval have been secured prior to the site start which was 10th January 2021.

  • The Building Contract has been awarded to Bryce Building Contractors ltd which include costs and a programme of works in keeping with CGAH business plan.

  • All asbestos removal, fairly minimal, was successfully completed by a Licenced Operator prior to the main works commencing to avoid potential delays to the site start.

  • The initial works of demolition of the building rear extension/garage is complete allowing access for new external drainage and foundations to be completed.

  • The rear extension concrete floor is now complete.

  • Internal works consist of several non loading bearing walls being removed to create the new living space and fireplaces throughout being bricked up.

  • Builders work continuing in advance of first fix plumbing and electrical work which has now commenced.

Image gallery of work for Feb. 2022