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December 2013

St Peter’s Seminary

Plans to give a new lease of life to the modernist icon St Peter’s Seminary and the surrounding Kilmahew Estate by public arts organisation NVA have received a boost with a first-round pass from the Heritage Lottery Fund. The award will release £565k development funding leading to a second stage submission for £3 million in 2015.

Angus Farquhar, Creative Director, NVA:

“The HLF award towards the resuscitation of Kilmahew / St Peter’s represents a pivotal moment for the history of 20th Century architecture. The seminary building is held in high regard throughout the world. It has now been given the chance of a second life after 25 years of decline. Working with the formidable skills of Avanti and ERZ, the proposals will deliver an iconic cultural resource where powerful art and heritage learning will sit side by side.”

We have been providing structural advice on the Gillespie, Kidd and Coia designed structures since 2007 when we first collaborated with Avanti Architects to produce a Conservation Assessment Report.

Now working alongside Avanti again and ERZ Landscape Architects we have been commissioned to look at the condition of the structures on the wider estate to feed into a new masterplan for redevelopment.