Externally, there is little visual evidence of any change, save the removal of the ATM machine. The existing Portland stone required routine maintenance. Several of stones worst eroded by the driving Northly gales which batter the town in winter, were replaced. Lead capping was added to improve shedding of rainwater, and better protect the retained historic stonework.

The completed project has regained its place in the town’s skyline and is helping re-vitalise the high street in Donaghadee.