commercial and public projects

The practice has experience with many types of commercial projects including , retail, cafes, visitor centres, offices and education. Below is a small selection of the work.

Greenrigg development - Calendar Estate, Falkirk 

Greenrigg is an exciting new amenity for cyclists and walkers using the local network of woodland tracks together with a new restaurant, Canada Wood Kitchen & Bar. The development consists of a new Bike Hire and workshop, cycle skills course and restaurant with a managers flat above. Powered by a ground source heat pump, the development is intended to be energy efficient and contains high levels of insulation together with good levels of day light and ample external amenity space.

Ex NATO radar site, Balado, Fife

The decommissioned NATO radar site at Balado in Fife, includes the ‘Golf Ball’, an iconic Perthshire landmark situated within approximately 9 acres of prime development land. If you’re interested in the site contact Amazing Results, the selling agent. Pete Cummins Architect is part of a team preparing mixed use feasibility options for the site, including housing, residential, retail and commercial use.

Outdoor classroom, Fife
To help encourage pupils to enjoy the outdoors, Inzievar Primary School in Oakley, Fife are planning a new out door classroom, a space intended to be used for gathering, teaching or sheltering from the weather. Built using locally sourced Scottish Larch from Scottish Wood's saw mill in Inzievar, the frame will be connected using traditional mortice and tenon carpentry. 
St Andrews Library
Built in the mid 19th century, St Andrews Library is situated at the north end of Church Square. It has a typical style and appearance of the period, with ashlar sand stone and well proportioned sash and case windows to the front elevation. As with many buildings of the era it has had many uses and undergone modifications throughout it's history. The most recent refurbishment involved retaining and restoring as much of the existing building as possible whilst accommodating new ambulant disabled public access, office space at the rear and rooms for community use. Particular attention was given to retaining the Library's good quality of day light in the new circulation spaces and throughout. The work involved restoring the original lath and plaster ceilings, walls and roof lights, refurbishing the original sash and case windows to more modern standards and improving the stone work where possible, all within a tight budget. The largest internal alteration involved installing a new staircase and lift providing access to throughout the library and office accommodation.

Glendaruel Nursery

A children's nursery close to home seemed an ideal solution to combining work and family life. The existing garage within the garden proved to be ideal for extending and using it within the new design helped the proposal obtain Planning Permission. Careful consideration was given to creating a spacious environment for children to learn and play, in and outdoors.

Ceramic Experience

Ceramic Experience is a vibrant and successful business franchise in Dunfermline. Converting the existing light industrial unit was fairly straight forward though with some careful positioning of large windows natural day light is abundant.

Anstruther Town Hall and Library

Working with Fife Council, Anstruther Town Hall provides new learning and library facilities below the revamped main hall. Altering and refurbishing the building was essential to provide the client with new community amenities. Working within the confines of an old building was complex and took a significant amount of careful planning with all interested parties. Ambulant and disable access was provided to essential parts of the building.

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