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Plans submitted for St Peter’s seminary rebirth

Avanti’s and ERZ’s £15 million revival of Gillespie, Kidd & Coia’s 1966 St Peter’s Seminary in Cardross has been submitted for planning

The project for Glasgow-based arts charity NVA will ‘partially restore and consolidate’ the Grade A-listed building which was abandoned 25 years ago.

Submitted to Argyll and Bute Council last month, the detailed planning application aims to ‘rehabilitate’ the main Brutalist building as a ‘raw’ space.

St Peter’s chapel and sanctuary – which features a unique ziggurat rooflight – will be enclosed and restored for events.

Pathways and historic bridges on the 57-hectare woodland will also be repaired and a visitor centre constructed in a nearby walled garden.

NVA has sole right to purchase the building and needs to raise £6 million over the next two years to take the project forward.

The land owner, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Glasgow began discussions with NVA two years ago after developer Urban Splash walked away from Gareth Hoskins’ high-profile designs for the site’s redevelopment.

Project data

Client: NVA Glasgow
Architect: Avanti Architects
Landscape Architect: ERZ
Highways:Meyer Brown
Structural Engineers: Conisbee
Services Engineers: Max Fordham
QS: Armour/ Stace
Project Manager: Gardiner & Theobold



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