Dumfries Baptist Church in the Dumfries & Galloway Standard by Jonathan Bismark

We are proud to share with you a recent article on Dumfries Baptist Church, written in the print publication of the Dumfries & Galloway Standard newspaper.

The article reads:

A church for the 21st century is set to open on schedule in Dumfries. 
    The 2,000 square meter community facility being built on the edge of Georgetown comes with a £4.7 million price tag and will be a new home for the baptist congregation which has met at Newall Terrace since 1873.
    In recent years, the sandstone building there had become too small as church membership grew, so morning services had usually been held in Dumfries High. 
    Members were on the lookout for the right site for a new church and Reverend Alistair Purss said they owed a debt of gratitude to the late Ken Asher who found out the land at Gillbrae was for sale in 2012.
    The new church has a main hall, seating nigh on 500, which will be available to hire for weddings concerts and other events. 
    The community resource also boasts a cafe, sports hall, youth facilities, kitchen, toilets and changing facilities. 
    Rev Purss added: "Moving house is said to be one of the most stressful things we do; but moving church is even more challenging.
    "We plan to flit in stages, during March and April, staring with Sunday services and out own clubs. 
    The Cornerstone Cafe will also open gradually. Anyone wanting to book a room, either for single or regular use, is welcome to do so now. Some clubs are already choosing rooms which will be available for the wider community to use from mid-April." 



Cumbrae Baptist Church in Largs & Millport Weekly News by Jonathan Bismark

We are pleased to announce that work has begun on site at the new Cumbrae Parish Church, which is due to be completed by autumn of 2018. 

The brand new single storey steel frame building with pitched roof has a sanctuary to hold 140 people, a kitchen area and a multi-purpose room for various church activities.

The project has been featured in the Largs & Millport Weekly News where it has been reported that a substantial community fundraising initiative was successfully undertaken. In addition, grants have been awarded to the church by The Church of Scotland and the All Churches Trust.

The press article also reports on the success of this church at a time where elsewhere in Scotland, churches are closing down. 

To read about the project in Largs & Millport Weekly News, Click here.

We are delighted to be working with Cumbrae Parish Church and look forward to completing their building.


Saltcoats Town Hall Commended in the 2017 RTPI Awards for Planning Excellence by Jonathan Bismark

McLean Architects were delighted to hear of success for their Saltcoats Town Hall regeneration project in the Excellence in Planning for Built Heritage category at the RTPI Planning for Excellence Awards 2017. This is further recognition of our successful collaboration between North Ayrshire Council and the community to regenerate a significant landmark in the local townscape.