Progressive deterioration of the front facade stonework dictated that scaffolding shroud the building for several years to contain falling masonry before grant assistance became available in 2005. Works included the complete renewal of the front facade, stone repairs to gable and rear elevations, repointing, chimney rebuilding, window renewal, re-slating, roof leadwork renewal, utility services upgrading, restoration of the Post Office frontage and new period shopfronts.