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We are delighted that the Old Schoolhouse in Morningside, Edinburgh has been shortlisted by the EAA (Edinburgh Architectural Association) for the Small project Award in the 2021 EAA Awards for Architecture.

The project restores a Category B listed Schoolhouse for our client, Cornerstone Church. The building serves the needs of the Church as well as the wider community of Morningside.

Cornerstone's vision was to create “a busy and bustling building, a vibrant centre for community life, accessible to all and an attractive resource for the area.”

'Founded in 1858, the EAA is one of the oldest Architectural Associations in the UK. It aims to represent and support its diverse membership, build connections between architectural practice and education, engage broadly with society to advance good architecture and advocate environmental protection.'

‘The greenest building is the one that already exists’. Carl Elefante

We see immense value in retaining and working with historic buildings, conserving them both for local communities and cities at large. We have revitalised the Old Schoolhouse to make it accessible, flexible and appealing, to make a lasting contribution to the future of Morningside and Edinburgh.

We achieved this by taking a fabric first approach, integrating passive design principles and a focus on the durability of the construction to emulate the success of the existing 200 year old building.

We love working with heritage buildings; refurbishing them sustainably and adding value while reducing carbon. For further details about our Old Schoolhouse retrofit project please follow the link below:

Scotland’s Climate Week – 13th – 19th September

We are delighted to announce that our Old Schoolhouse project has been shortlisted as part of the AJ Architecture Awards 2021 under the Community and Faith Project Category.

The retrofit and new build project brings new life to a Category B listed building in Morningside, Edinburgh. The historic core and generous proportions of the building have been restored and a southern extension functions as a new entrance and breakout space, supporting the main hall.

Our client's objective was to facilitate many building users in addition to serving their own needs as a church and to create an attractive, welcoming community facility for the enjoyment of all.

Architecture by Mills + McCullough Architects.

Construction by Smith & McMath.

Structural Design by David Narro Associates.

Quantity Surveying by Thomson Gray

Photography by Mills + McCullough Architects.

Furniture by Kanso.

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