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Church & Community Projects

 

With our in-house accredited conservation team we are extensively involved in Church repairs, restorations and alterations.  Consequently, we are familiar with the processes and requirements of the various associated grant bodies.  We have worked with many different denominations on everything from routine surveys and inspections through to major improvements on Grade A listed premises.

 

Similarly we have been engaged by a variety of clients on community projects with such variety as sports facilities to tearooms.

CHURCHES

Evidence of our involvement with church projects extends over several decades.  Projects include refurbishments, re-roofing, external fabric repairs and extensive quinquennial surveys.  We have chosen a selection of these buildings in our list below;

 

  • Auld Kirk, New Cumnock

  • Burnside Blairbeth Church, Glasgow

  • Colston-Milton Parish Church

  • Cranhill Parish Church, Glasgow

  • Hamilton Bardrainney Church, Port Glasgow

  • Jordanhill Parish Church

  • Lenzie Union Parish Church

  • Renfrew Old Parish Church

  • St. Augustine's Church, Coatbridge

  • St. Columbkille's Church, Rutherglen
  • St. Joseph's Church, Blantyre

  • St. Mary's Church, Port Glasgow

  • St. Mary's Church, Lanark (pictured)

We are also experienced in working within the cemeteries, tombs, mausloeums and to the boundary walls that are all associated with the churches.  In many instances we are engaged on these projects without any involvement with the actual church building itself (see examples below).  This allows us to draw on our experience with NAMM and BRAMM registered specialist masons.

  • Auld Kirk, New Cumnock, Commonwealth War Graves

  • Hans Hamilton Tomb, Dunlop

  • Macadam Mausoleum, Dalmellington

  • Riccarton Cemetery Wall

  • Stewarton Cemetery Wall​

  • St. Andrew's Church Boundary Wall, Kilmarnock

COMMUNITY

This is a broad ranging title to cover a wide variety of projects for charities, private clients or works accessible to the general public. Examples of work in this sector includes;

  • Mabel McKinlay Tearoom, Dorcas Charitable Trust, 2018, £175k.  Full refurbishment of tearoom which is set in the heart of the Glasgow Royal Infirmary.

  • Dean Castle Country Park, Parks for People, East Ayrshire Council, 2017, £4.2m.  Full remodelling of an existing building with a timber kit extension to provide residential accommodation for visiting education groups.  The project also included a Rural Life building for study of the ecology of the park.  Riverbank stabilisation works and a programme of forestry management, new bridges and path network were also incorporated.

  • Citizens Advice Bureau, 2016, £300k.  Internal alterations to provide new relocated office base for Kilmarnock team.

  • Ayrshire Athletics Arena, East Ayrshire Council, 2013, £5.4m.  Designed for use by local sports clubs & schools the track has UKA Class A classification.  External facilities allow for all traditional Track and Field events.  A multipurpose building, with disabled access, incorporates team changing & shower facilities, 50m covered running track with long jump pit, strength conditioning/gym area, physiotherapy room, a first aid treatment room as well as extensive storage for equipment.​