The Engine Shed, opened on 3rd July 2017, provides Historic Environment Scotland with a centre to promote learning and engagement with the built heritage. Built as part of the Forthside army base at the turn of the 19th century, the shed was left redundant when the army base closed in the 1990’s. Finally rescued by HES, The Engine Shed, a RIAS Award Winner 2018, is an excellent example of conservation and the adaptation of an historic building for contemporary use.
The Mackintosh at the Willow has has received a fair amount of press coverage recently with the latest accolade given to the founder and entrepreneur, Kate Cranston, who now features on the new RBS £20 note. We were delighted to be involved in the restoration of the structural integrity of these tea rooms.
We have been almost overwhelmed with the number of wonderful projects that we have been involved in, which have been shortlisted for, commended and won awards in the 2018 awards season. We are thankful that we continue to be given the opportunity to work with exemplary teams.
On the 1st July 2017, Ben Adam became the first employee to succeed David in the role of Managing Director. After 31 sucessful years as Managing Director of the firm that he established, David will retain his role as Chairman, of a now fully fledged employee owned organisation.
With increasing opportunities in the North of Scotland we are delighted to announce the opening of our new Highland office based in Forres. The office is headed by Mark Hepburn, an Associate and established member of our team.
Multi award winning Scottish structural and civil engineering firm, David Narro Associates, becomes employee owned.
The Royal and Ancient first established a museum in 1989 on a site immediately to the rear of their famous Clubhouse. The original building was single storey with a roof mostly covered by an extension of, 'The Scores', an area of open grass between the town and the sea shore. Completed in June 2015 the new, striking, exposed rigid frame steel structure with double cantilevers now provides great views of the west sands and the 1st tee of the Old Course.
Two of our projects won awards at the RIAS Awards 2013. This private house in Lenzie with Cameron Webster Architects was one of the winners. This reworking of a modern 1970s house creates a new relationship with the building's site and required extensive structural remodelling and alteration, with crisp detailing to achieve the architectural aesthetic.
Image: Fir Tree House with Crew Architects, credit Dapple Photography.