We formed part of a design team with a conservation architect to consolidate this Scheduled Ancient Monument, with strict conservation principles of minimal intervention and honest repairs undertaken in consultation with Historic Environment Scotland.
Sir Antony Gormley sculpture
Client: The Landmark Trust
Our role: Surveyor
This was a rather unusual instruction received from our client. We were asked to provide an assessment on the condition of this Antony Gormley sculpture at Saddell Beach, and give an opinion on corrosion rates and the fixings’ performance as a result of wave action, together with recommendations for maintenance.
Inveraray Castle, Inveraray
Client: Argyll Estates
Our role: Conservation surveyor
As part of the ongoing maintenance of the castle, we were appointed to undertake a high level assessment of the castle, to identify any works required so this could be programmed into the estate’s maintenance plan.
13-15 Kirk Street, Campbeltown
Our role: Architect / Engineer / Surveyor / Principal Designer
This award-winning project involved the restoration of a severely dilapidated Grade C listed tenement in Campbeltown. Funded by the local Townscape Heritage Initiative (THI) and the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), we were appointed to initially undertake a feasibility study and options appraisal, before then forming the design team to prepare a Conservation Management Plan and undertake the design work, together with procurement and contract administration.
The project involved a detailed assessment of the fabric and structure of the building in order to identify those parts that could be saved, together with the removal of defective cement renders and replacement with lime harling.
60 Main Street, Campbeltown
Client: The owners association, 60 Main Street
Our role: Surveyor
An attractive Grade C listed tenement, this had fallen into disrepair and was targeted by the Townscape Heritage Initiative for funding to repair and conserve.
We were appointed to undertake a survey of the building and prepare specifications for the sensitive repair and improvement, together with obtaining competitive tenders and administrating the contract between the contractor and client. Research using historical records was undertaken to identify a suitable colour to the façade and an appropriate paint material.