This Grade A listed Modern Movement Building sits at the heart of this once flourishing seaside town. It was a key tourist destination for Glaswegians. However, as with many similar towns, the visitor numbers dropped sharply causing economic problems for the area.
In partnership with the local Reverend, the Bishop of Aberdeen and Orkney and by working closely with local residents we hope to find a sustainble new use that will protect the character of the building.
This was our first project and was hugely ambitious. It entailed the regeneration of this vast and complex unique Category ‘A’ Listed site of water-powered cotton mills, situated on a majestic bend of the River Tay.
Eastbrook Hall was built as a Methodist Central Hall and became known as the 'Methodist Cathedral of the North.' It was first opened in 1904 but became vacant by the 1980s; a major fire in 1996 turned this once impressive Bradford historic building into a blight on the horizon.
In 1997, we were approached by the local residents living near Sowerby Bridge about their wonderful collection of 18th and 19th century canal buildings that had fallen into terrible dereliction. The buildings sit at the head of the Calder and Hebble Navigation and adjoining Rochdale Canal.
We acted as the Project Advisor for the heritage elements of the scheme to restore the main and establish a museum on site. The building was built in 1776 and significantly extended in 1788 by Sir John Soane. It was acquired by the Royal Air Force in 1926 and housed the headquarters of Fighter Command during the Battle of Britain.
Moat Brae is a hugely precious townhouse - a beautiful example of Georgian architecture with unique cultural heritage. J. M. Barrie enjoyed the house and gardens and later said it was Moat Brae that acted as inspiration for Peter Pan.