St Peter's RC Seminary, Cardross

Skelly & Couch has contributed to the first phase of the ‘rescue’ and restoration of one of Scotland’s greatest Modernist buildings, designed by Gillespie, Kidd and Coia, which has lain in ruins for 25 years.

The redevelopment of St Peter’s Seminary, in Cardross, Dunbartonshire, is planned to convert its ruined main chapel into an arts space, create a series of indoor and outdoor educational areas, and reclaim woodland and paths in its 144-acre estate. The scheme is designed to include partial restoration and reclamation alongside new interventions.

Coinciding with the launch of a public fund-raising drive to restore the architectural icon, Skelly & Couch developed a masterplan for full M&E and environmental design to be implemented as resources become available.

Since it is a remote site, utility connections are complex and will be installed with adequate capacity for future connections.

Skelly & Couch continues to investigate the most sustainable, expandable, reliable and cost-effective method of servicing.

See BBC Arts feature: A new life for Scotland's greatest modernist ruin