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.
We are delighted for the people of Camuscross and Duisdale on the Isle of Skye, as they have now received confirmation of their £712,000 funding pot from Coastal Communities Fund. This is the last piece of the puzzle that will now allow this special building to slowly start appearing out of what is currently only an innocuous area of boggy land.
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WT Architecture were delighted to receive yet another excellent turnout on Wednesday 21st January, for the third and final community workshop in the design process for the redevelopment of The Crook Inn in the Scottish Borders.
This workshop saw us present the final developed designs to the community for the third time, and again generated some very constructive feedback. The design process has been guided by the brief development and community design feedback undertaken in the previous two workshops and over the past few months. Over the next few weeks, WT Architecture will be collating and responding to the community's latest feedback, and preparing for a Planning application submission.
We are thrilled to announce that WT Architecture have been appointed by Network Rail as Architects on the team to develop detailed design proposals for the Forth Bridge Experience. Our team will be led by world-renowned Engineers, Arup, with The Paul Hogarth Company as Landscape Architects, and Turner & Townsend as Quantity Surveyors.
Last year we worked with Network Rail to develop the brief for new visitor facilities and access to the Forth Bridge, coming up with some very broad concept proposals, an example of which is featured in the image above. We are delighted to receive this new commission, which will see us take the project through to Planning and Listed Building application stage. The Forth Bridge Experience will consist of a Visitor Centre in North Queensferry beneath the Fife Tower, with hoist access to the top of the Bridge, and a Reception Centre for a Bridge Walk from South Queensferry.
On Tuesday 4th November WT Architecture presented outline designs for a new arts centre at the Priory Church, South Queensferry. This follows on from the first community workshop we hosted at the start of August, which sought the views of community members and parishioners on providing new facilities for the Church and wider community.
The outcomes of Workshop 1 have been compiled in Feedback Report 1, downloadable as a PDF document via the following link:
Thank you to all those who have contributed so far, and we look forward to working along side the Priory Church as the project moves forwards
WT Architecture were delighted to receive yet another excellent turnout on Wednesday 22nd October, for the second workshop in the community design process for the redevelopment of The Crook Inn in the Scottish Borders.
This workshop saw us present outline design proposals to the community for the first time, and generated some very constructive feedback. The outline design process has been guided by the brief development and community design feedback undertaken in the first workshop and over the past few months.
Over the next few months, WTArchitecture will be developing detailed designs, taking on board suggestions from the community, an will be presenting these at Workshop 3 in January 2015.
A few years ago, we produced designs to convert this abandoned Victorian fort with the rather unforgettable address of No.1 , The Thames. Great to see this project thrust back into the limelight this week after the fort in the Thames estuary was put on the market! So now you too have to opportunity to purchase your very own sea fort, for the princely sum of £500,000.
Links to some of the online press coverage:
Property listing on Right Move
Following the community workshops in South Queensferry in March, there will be an open exhibition in late June showing WT Architecture's proposals for South Queensferry's West End.
Great news as the Camuscross and Duisdale community on the Isle of Skye receive a grant from the Lottery for the proposed Community Hub project. WT Architecture look forward to developing the detailed technical designs for this project alongside the other design team members in the coming months.