Existing Buildings

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

 

New project in Edinburgh

Although perhaps a rare pleasure for us these days, we have recently been enjoying working on a new project to alterations an existing house in central Edinburgh. The brief is to transform the kitchen and dining spaces of this Victorian townhouse by opening up the rear walls of the building to the garden, and also forming a secret study space above the new kitchen.

 

New project - Cairngorm National Park

We recently presented initial designs to our clients for a substantial new extension and alterations project to a cottage in the Cairngorm National Park. The proposals include the demolition of a poor quality two-storey extension, to be replaced by a folded zinc and timber addition (left). A separate garage and workshop building is also proposed as part of the project (right).

We now look forward to developing the proposals further, with a Planning submission hopefully sometime in the winter.

 

New project commission

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We were up in the forest village of Nethy Bridge recently to survey a house for a newly commissioned project. Our brief is for a substantial extension and alteration to an existing cottage, including new garages and workshop space. We look forward to developing initial designs with the clients into the autumn.

 

Manser Medal 2015 - longlist

RIBA rather slipped this one under the radar in June, but we were delighted to discover this week that after its success at the RIAS awards our Mill conversion project has been placed on the long list of 18 projects for the Manser Medal 2015.

Official press release from RIBA

The Manser Medal is awarded each year to the best new house designed by an Architect in the UK, and represents the pinnacle of house design accolades. The short list will be announced by RIBA on the 3rd September.

Press announcement via Bustler
Press announcement via Architects' Journal

 

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.

To visit the project page, click here.

 

The Mill photographs

Stunning photographs have arrived of our completed Mill conversion project in the Borders. This project has been a labour of love for WT Architecture, as well as for contractors John Lawrie Builders. It is great to see the finished product being shown off here in predictably amazing images by photographer Andrew Lee.

Click here to go to the project page for more images.

 

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.

Click here to view the project page.

 

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.

Click here to view the 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.

Click here to go to see the full project page.