In looking at the future development of the church, the cost of its maintenance and the long-term stability of the building, the Trustees and congregation of St Bride's are currently researching the possibility of the development of social housing units at the back of the building. This research has been funded by the Dumfries & Galloway Council Town Centre Living Fund in order to try to protect the long term future of this iconic town centre building as well as encouraging more residential units in the town centre.
This research will be carried out over the next 12 months and will encompass a number of different elements. These will include community engagement projects, research done on housing needs for vulnerable groups, and looking at building designs and planning for the residential units. This is an exciting time for the church, and for the town centre.
For more information, please see the Dumfries First website for more information on the project.
The project manager can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org and you can also follow the project on Twitter: @Dumfries_First
Information on the Town Centre Living Fund run by Dumfries & Galloway Council can be found here