Hopetoun Estates Office

Gray Macpherson Architects LLP

The new Hopetoun Estates Offices have been located in a stunning Grade A listed building at Hopetoun Home Farm. Many of the buildings on the Hopetoun Estate are of outstanding importance in terms of architectural heritage, both on a national scale and to the local community. This former granary is one of the oldest buildings on the estate, possibly dating as far back as 1725, and it required a sensitive approach and close communication with Historic Scotland. The building was derelict and had serious structural problems. A load bearing timber structure was formed inside the original walls to minimise intervention with the existing stone walls and form a highly insulated box inside the building. Offices are open plan maintaining the large open spaces and character of the original barn and providing a good office environment with high ceilings, plenty of natural light and ventilation. Original stone and timber features were repaired and maintained. High quality contemporary offices have been created whilst preserving and repairing the integrity of the original building. The building is heated using a biomass district heating system which serves many of the buildings on Hopetoun Estate.

Location

Hopetoun Home Farm
SOUTH QUEENSFERRY EH309SL
United Kingdom

Contact

Annie Macpherson
Partner
annie@graymacphersonarchitects.co.uk

Client

Aithrie Estates

Completed

April 2013

Size

270m2

Categories

  • Commercial
  • Conservation
  • Historic