‘Re-use’ recognition for pair of Scots renovation projects

A RENOVATED former church in Edinburgh’s ‘Pleasance’ district and a former textile artist’s home in the Scottish Borders have both been named in a top ten list by influential design, interiors and architecture magazine, Dezeen.

Included in the magazine’s top ten ‘re-use’ architecture projects this year (here) are Greyfriars Charteris Centre in Edinburgh (pictured) and High Sunderland between the towns of Galashiels and Selkirk.

The former church is now a community centre and its renovation was overseen by architecture practice, Konishi Gaffney.

Says Dezeen: “The renovation involved extensive use of timber for the interiors, as well as a new entryway volume slotted between the church and a neighbouring office building.”

Meanwhile, High Sunderland – designed by architect, Peter Wormersley, and the former home of the late textile artist, Bernat Klein – was renovated by practice, Loader Monteith.

Says Dezeen: “Loader Monteith undertook a light-touch renovation of the mid-century home, focusing on reinstate [sic] as many of the original features as possible while introducing measures to meet current sustainability standards.”

Picture credit: Place Design Scotland