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Architect sought for Gillespie, Kidd and Coia church overhaul

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The Glasgow Building Preservation Trust (GBPT) is seeking an architect to transform Gillespie, Kidd and Coia’s deconsecrated St Martin’s Church into a mountain bike activity centre

The £4.1 million project will restore the Category B-listed building in Castlemilk which closed four years ago and is currently on Scotland’s ‘buildings at risk’ register.

The winning team will create a new multi-purpose centre featuring training, changing and support facilities for mountain bike enthusiasts inside the iconic trapezoid-shaped structure.

A café, community space, educational resource area and bicycle shop will also be included.

First opened in 1961, the grey brick and exposed concrete church at 201 Ardencraig Road features copper roofs and a parabolic timber-vaulted ceiling. The building – which seats 600 parishioners with residential accommodation for three priests – was later rendered.

Occupying a sloping site at the base of Cathkin Braes Country Park, St Martin’s Church has suffered from vandalism and water ingress since closing as a place of worship in November 2010.

Local firm Elder and Cannon Architects completed a feasibility study for the restoration project in 2013. The appointed conservation architect-led team will develop designs from RIBA Stage 2 to 6.

The deadline for requests to participate is 12noon on 5 February.

How to apply

View the tender notice for more information

Contact details

Andrew McConnell
Glasgow Building Preservation Trust
Wellpark Enterprise Centre
120 Sydney Street
G31 1JF

Tel: +44 1414454411




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