Conservation

Planning Granted - Elie Beach House

We are thrilled that our project to transform a B-Listed beach house in Elie has recently been granted Planning Permission and Listed Building Consent. The project will see a pair of highly contemporary, copper and glass extensions added, as well as significant rationalisation of the interior, to create dining, living and kitchen spaces that luxuriate in the site's beach-front location. We look forward to developing technical designs over the coming months.

 

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

 

Saltire Housing 2015 Design Award Winners

WT Architecture are delighted to announce another award for The Mill in the Saltire Society 2015 Housing Design Awards. We are particularly thrilled that our contractor Lawrie Construction has been awarded the Chartered Institute of Builder's 'Good Building Award' for his work on The Mill as the best built single house in Scotland.

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RIAS Award Winners 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WT Architecture are thrilled to announce that our project The Mill has received an RIAS award. The results were announced last night at the RIAS Award Ceremony, where it was great to be joined by the project team John Lawrie of Lawrie Construction who built it, Ben Adam of David Narro Associates Engineers and Bob Riddell our Quantity Surveyor. 

We were delighted to also hear that The Mill was shortlisted for the Historic Scotland Award for Conservation and Climate Change, a Special Category Award in which only a handful were selected.

Stay tuned for the Saltire Housing 2015 Design Awards announcement next week.

 

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Commendation! EAA Awards 2015

We are trilled to announce that our Mill conversion project in the Borders has been awarded a Commendation at the 2015 Edinburgh Architectural Association Awards, in the Regeneration and Conservation category.

Mid Rock House, Elie, was also shortlisted for the Ambassador Award.

An open exhibition of the short listed projects is now display at the Edinburgh Architectural Association Office in 15 Rutland Square until 28th April 2015.

 

To view the Mill project page, please click here.

To visit the House in Elie project page, please click here. 

 

Planning application approved

We are delighted to reveal that our designs for this steading in East Lothian have been granted Planning approval. Although not published on our website until now, we have been working steadily on this project throughout 2014 and into the new year. We now look forward to completing the technical design and getting the project onto site this summer.

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The Crook Inn - Community Design Workshop 3

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.

Click here to view The Crook Inn project page.

 

The Mill photoshoot

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WT Architecture have been spending the last few days down in the Scottish Borders with eminent architectural photographer Andrew Lee, getting some shots done of our recently completed mill conversion near Biggar. We are eagerly awaiting delivery of the finished products, and look forward to posting them online soon.

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Hope Terrace - work starts on site

WT Architecture are pleased to again have Inscape Joinery at the helm as this intricate alterations and extension project to a Victorian villa in Edinburgh starts on site.

As work progresses, we will post regular updates and photographs from site, so stay tuned to our news page over the months ahead.

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The Crook Inn - Community Design Workshop 2

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.

Click to view The Crook Inn project page.

 

FOR SALE! Thames Fort

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:

BBC News

The Guardian

The Telegraph

Property listing on Right Move

 

Homes & Interiors Scotland featured article

Great to see another article for a WTArchitecture project in this month's edition of Homes & Interiors Scotland. This time our conversion of an Arts & Crafts coach house in North Berwick is being featured.

Click here to view an excerpt of the article online. You can browse the full article on pages 118-125 of Issue 96.

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