Scaffolding down at Skye Hub

Its wonderful to see the building stripped of its shroud of scaffolding, revealing the architecture beneath. The low winter light is now able to pour into the interior, which is now decorated ready for floor finishes and furniture to be installed.

Photos above are from the community's fantastic Facebook page. More photos from us coming very soon...

 

Forth Bridge Experience - new image released

The Forth Bridge Experience has released one of our previously unseen images of our proposals for the South Queensferry Bridge Walk building. The images were released following pressure in the media from Fife Council on Network Rail to provide assurances that delivering the project was still a priority. There is a tangible sense of enthusiasm building in the media and online for more information on how this remarkable project can happen. If you too want to see this vision become a reality, the Facebook page of the Forth Bridge Experience is a great way to stay up to date and to voice your views.

 
 

Publication Launch

We are proud to see two of our completed projects, Newhaven and Wormit extensions in Edinburgh, featured in a new publication from RIBA on inspirational renovation projects. Author, Richard Wilcock, has brought together a host of cutting-edge projects that celebrate contemporary interventions into existing buildings.

Summary from RIBA Publishing : 

"Thirty two fully-illustrated case studies have been selected to show the latest in design excellence, innovation in construction techniques and the ability of the interventions to achieve energy-savings and ecological improvements. Many of the houses are listed or in conservation areas and the schemes demonstrate how the most contemporary design can sit harmoniously alongside historic buildings and also transform traditional cellular layouts into open plan kitchen/dining/living spaces suitable for contemporary lifestyles.

The book is inspiring and technically detailed, highlighting advances in technology and building product development, including the latest methods to improve the energy efficiency of our traditional housing stock."

The book is available to purchase in hardback from RIBA Bookshops and other fine architectural bookstores everywhere. Click here to view an extract.

 

Our Growing Team

WT Architecture have been continuing to expand lately, both in terms of size and skills.

Congratulations first go to Lucie Tinsdale, who was recently formerly accepted into the Register of Architects, following the successful completion of her professional examinations earlier this year.

We are also delighted to welcome Architect, Eilidh Izat, to the team. Eilidh joins us from Reiach and Hall in Edinburgh, but has worked in practices in Japan and Scandinavia.

 

On site in Skye and East Lothian

Sustainable Community Hub, Isle of Skye

After a lot of groundworks to get down to solid ground, its great to see our community hub on Skye starting to emerge out of the earth. The foundations are now largely complete and soon the ground floor will be installed. The blue skies were showing off the incredible views from the site on our latest visit.

Head over to our dedicated on-site page for full updates on the project.

Steading Conversion - East Lothian

Meanwhile, in East Lothian, our new house in a historic steading complex is edging towards completion. The building is now wind and watertight, thanks to the installation of the high-performance aluminium sliding windows. The windows have been installed in advance of the stone walls being completed, as they are designed to eventually slide into hidden pockets in the stonework. Inside, the underfloor heating installation is complete, and finishes are starting to be applied.

New Project - Old Saint Paul's Episcopal Church, Edinburgh

 

We are really looking forward to working with the Congregation and community of Old Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church in Edinburgh to undertake a feasibility study into improvements to their Church Hall and catacombs. Old Saint Paul’s is an often overlooked architectural gem, tucked between closes in Edinburgh’s Old Town in the heart of the World Heritage Site, with the tall alter gable overlooking Waverley Station.  We will be looking at ways to improve the connection to the street and closes and making a welcoming arrival space, as well as options for reorganising the street/basement level to accommodate a whole range of functions from church hall, offices and meeting spaces to occasional cafe, creche and Sunday School.

Old Saint Paul's Episcopal Church - official website

OSP Church Facebook page