Planning Approval for Mearns Kirk Parish Church Hall by Jonathan Bismark

We are pleased to announce that planning approval has been granted for Mearns Kirk Parish Church Hall in Newton Mearns. Our design consists of the erection of a new welcoming entrance vestibule, installation of a new feature window on the east elevation and a refurbishment of the church hall accommodation including creation of a new community café. Construction works are due to commence in May 2019.

Cumbrae Parish Church Reaches Completion by Jonathan Bismark

We are pleased to announce that our new build community church for Cumbrae Parish Church is now open for use and is proving very popular with the congregation and visitors. We are delighted to have had the opportunity to work closely with the Church over these last few years in realising their vision to relocate from their old redundant church building into a new modern facility built on a green field site next to the local primary school within the town. We wish Cumbrae Parish Church many happy and fruitful years of worship in their new building.

Gaynor Beaton, New Staff Member by Jonathan Bismark

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We are pleased to welcome our new Part 1 Architectural Assistant, Gaynor, to the team. She is looking to gain valuable experience on her year out of university and we look forward to her working along side us on a variety of projects.  

Private Home in Blairtummock by Jonathan Bismark

We are pleased to share the photographs of our recently completed contemporary house for our clients in Campsie Glen. The linear plan with full height glazing to principal spaces allows our clients to enjoy the breathtaking scenery of the surrounding rural landscape.    

Wolfson Centre Refurbishment and Extension, University of Strathclyde by Jonathan Bismark

We are pleased to announce that we have received planning permission for the refurbishment and extension of the Wolfson Centre at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow. This grade B listed building houses the department of Biomedical Engineering and construction is due to begin in Summer 2018. 

RIAS Awards 2018 Shortlist Mention by Jonathan Bismark

Our shortlisted entry for the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland Awards 2018 has been mentioned by Project Scotland in their latest issue. We are delighted that our restoration project on the Grade 'B' Saltcoats Town Hall, has made it to the final 25.

The winners will be announced on 20th June at the RIAS Awards Event in celebration of Scottish architecture.

Saltcoats Town Hall Shortlisted for RIAS/RIBA Awards 2018 by Jonathan Bismark

We are absolutely delighted to have our Saltcoats Town Hall project shortlisted for the 2018 RIAS Awards!

The project brief called for extensive restoration of the grade ‘B’ - listed Saltcoats Town Hall, in order to return the building to its former glory and re-establish it as the civic and heritage focal point of Saltcoats and the ‘Three Towns’ (Ardrossan, Saltcoats & Stevenston).

Cumbrae Parish Church Contractor Appointed by Jonathan Bismark

The project has once again been featured in the Largs & Millport Weekly News where it has been reported that Cumbrae Parish Church's focus group has reviewed the tender prices and appointed Linea Construction as the contractor. 

It has also been reported that due to the new church being situated alongside Cumbrae Primary, it is expected that the construction process will play a role in educating the primary pupils on the construction process. We will be visiting the school in the hopes of inspiring future architects and teaching them about the construction process from an architects point of view.

We look forward to working alongside Linea Construction to deliver the new church that the Church of Scotland has shown a strong interest in due to their growing congregation size in a time where congregation numbers are declining. 

To read about the latest updates on the project in the Largs & Millport Weekly News, click here. 


Milton of Campsie Parish Church Extension Complete by Jonathan Bismark

We are proud to announce that in April of 2017 the new build extension to Milton of Campsie Parish Church (Church of Scotland) was completed. McLean Architects worked with the trustees of Milton of Campsie Parish Church to complete the extension to their existing church hall. The extension provides a multi-purpose space for worship with seating capacity for 300 people, provision for games and sports, meeting rooms and a cafe. The steel framed, single storey extension is primarily timber clad with masonry cladding used for the small room accommodation and an aluminium standing seam roof. Using hybrid window units, which encloses the existing canopy structure, a linking corridor has been created. The church is zero carbon rated thanks to the newly installed air source heat pump which has reduced the churches carbon footprint, energy costs and helped the church received a triple A insulation rating. 

The churches completion and zero carbon rating has also recently been mentioned in the Project Scotland construction news magazine. To read more about the church in the magazine, click here.