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31 Oct 2017

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Simpson & Brown Architects News – latest additions to this page, arranged chronologically:

National Marine Centre in North Berwick Building, East Lothian, Southeast Scotland

A petition signed by nearly 3,000 people against the development of a proposed National Marine Centre in North Berwick has been handed to East Lothian Council, according to the East Lothian Courier.

National Marine Centre in North Berwick Building Design
image courtesy of architects

The petition was organised by the North Berwick Harbour Trust Association (NBHTA) in an attempt to stop the multi-million-pound development (see image below, by architects Simpson & Brown), which would be an extension to the existing Scottish Seabird Centre.

National Marine Centre in North Berwick Building

18 Feb 2017
University of Glasgow Campus Masterplan, Strathcylde, West Scotland

Global infrastructure services firm AECOM and 7N Architects have secured Planning Permission in Principle consent from Glasgow City Council for their masterplan for the University of Glasgow.

University of Glasgow Campus Masterplan

The masterplan provides a development and placemaking framework for a significant expansion of the University’s Gilmorehill Campus on the site of the former Glasgow Western Infirmary in the heart of the West End of the city.

University of Glasgow Campus Masterplan Proposal

24 Aug 2016
Willow Tearooms Visitor Centre, Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, Scotland

Simpson & Brown Architects have prepared detailed proposals for the upgrade of Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s Willow Tearooms at Sauchiehall St, Glasgow, to form an adjoining visitor centre.

Willow Tearooms Visitor Centre

This will be facilitated by the construction of a double-height rear extension housing a shop, exhibition space and dining room for the A-listed café with a roof terrace, auditorium, conference suite and billiard room.

Simpson & Brown will also help conserver the existing fabric plus integrate new services and lifts. The design team includes Studioarc, Rybka, David Narro Associates, Alliance CDM, Building Learning and People Friendly Design.

York Art Gallery Building, Yorkshire, England, UK
Design: Ushida Findlay / Simpson Brown
York Art Gallery
photo courtesy RIBA
York Art Gallery Building is a RIBA National Award Winner 2016 – 23 Jun 2016

The Chapel of Saint Albert the Great, George Square
Design: Simpson and Brown Architects
Chapel of Saint Albert the Great
photograph © Chris Humphreys
Chapel of Saint Albert the Great – 14 Jun 2013
The new Chapel of Saint Albert the Great, built for the University Chaplaincy and Friary for The Order of Preachers, the Dominican Order, was completed in late 2012. This new chapel is situated in the garden of one of the original townhouses on the west side of George Square and replaces the previous chapel which was located on the upper floor of one of the adjoining properties.

Simpson & Brown – Key Projects

Featured Buildings by Simpson & Brown, alphabetical:

14 Mar 2013
Paisley Abbey Visitor Centre, Scotland
Simpson & Brown Architects submit proposal for £2m Paisley Abbey Visitor Centre. Work will include rebuilding the fourth cloister to create a new entrance using medieval stones. The building will house a larger cafe/restaurant, shop, heritage interpretation and hall for receptions, exhibitions and conferences. The historic Place Of Paisley – or Palace of Paisley, the only remaining part of the extensive monastery associated with the Abbey – will be refurbished with better visitor facilities and community space. Edinburgh architecture practice Simpson & Brown Architects were also responsible for the Burns International Museum, Alloway, which opened in 2010.

Scottish Seabird Centre, North Berwick, East Lothian, Scotland
Scottish Seabird Centre

Burns International Museum, Alloway, Ayrshire, Scotland
Robert Burns Birthplace Museum
photos : National Trust for Scotland Photo Library
Burns Museum
Building for the National Trust for Scotland. The new Robert Burns Birthplace Museum opened to the public in Dec 2010. It is arranged around a 500 sqm exhibition gallery displaying many of the 5000 artefacts in the Museum’s collection, each one telling in a lively and informative manner about Robert Burns’ life, inspiration, fame and identity. The new building also accommodates a café, a gift shop and an Education Room.

Dawyck Botanic Gardens visitor centre, Peeblesshire, Borders, Scotland
Dawyck Botanic Gardens Stobo
photo from Simpson & Brown Architects
Dawyck Botanic Gardens
Visitor centre, cafe, shop, offices, workshops
A new £1.6m state-of-the art visitor centre has opened its doors at Dawyck Botanic Garden, near Stobo, in the Scottish Borders. Funded by the Scottish Government and Scottish Borders Enterprise, the building is launched during the 30th anniversary year of Dawyck coming into the care of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) and is the first bespoke facility of this nature within the organisation’s four Gardens.

David Hume’s Mausoleum – conservation, Edinburgh, Scotland
David Humes Mausoleum Edinburgh
photograph © Adrian Welch
David Hume’s Mausoleum restoration – for The Hume Enlightenment Trust

Gardyne’s Land, 68 High Street, Dundee, Scotland
Client: Dundee City Council

Housing, Armadale, Skye, northwest Scotland

Simpson & Brown Architects – own Offices – St Ninian’s Manse, off Coburg St, Leith, Edinburgh, Scotland
Simpson & Brown Architects – Office

Mavisbank, Midlothian, Scotland
Mavisbank Midlothian, Robert Adam House
Building photo from Simpson & Brown Architects 2005
Mavisbank Houses
In May 2012 Midlothian Council has signed the agreement to compulsorily purchase the Category A property
World Monument Fund list of the 100 most endangered sites for 2008 includes Mavisbank
Mavisbank House, Loanhead, near Edinburgh – one of the finalists in the BBC 2 Restoration series – was eliminated. The architect James Simpson is a strong devotee of the refurbishment of Mavisbank House, a dilapidated Palladian villa:

Rosslyn Chapel restoration works, Midlothian, Scotland
Rosslyn Chapel Scotland
photo © Adrian Welch
Rosslyn Chapel

Donaldson’s College Redevelopment, Edinburgh, Scotland
Previously Richard Murphy Architects with Simpson & Brown Architects
Donaldson’s College

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