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St Peter’s Seminary masterplan published

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December 8 2011

St Peter’s Seminary masterplan published
Environmental arts charity NVA have published a masterplan led by ERZ landscape architects and Avanti Architects for the restoration of the A listed St Peter’s Seminary, Cardross.

The 20 year vision outlines a phased redevelopment of the site in tandem with work to improve Kilmahew Woods to bring the complex back into the public benefit.

Using landscape as their starting point NVA envisage “animating” the seminary buildings through a mix of “public, programmed and creative activity”.

Centrepiece of this would be a flexible performance and exhibition space, alongside areas for teaching, exhibition and interpretation.

Adjoining this would be a separate walled garden complex, acting as the heart of a wider circulation route through Kilmahew Woods. A separate ‘upper meadow’ development would ultimately provide a patchwork of plots for individual allotments or horticultural works.
A walled garden would provide growing space for organisations and individuals
A walled garden would provide growing space for organisations and individuals
St peter's is on the World Monuments Fund's most endangered list
St peter's is on the World Monuments Fund's most endangered list

5 Comments

Bob
#1 Posted by Bob on 8 Dec 2011 at 15:58 PM
So, if they've published it, perhaps it would be helpful to include a link or other details in the article TO ACTUALLY TELL US WHERE TO GET IT FROM ?!
urbanrealm
#2 Posted by urbanrealm on 8 Dec 2011 at 16:06 PM
Yes, the full masterplan can be downloaded her:
http://www.nva.org.uk/pdf/Kilmahew_StPeter_MASTERPLAN_smallersize.pdf
Harold Camping and the Deadly Marshmallows
#3 Posted by Harold Camping and the Deadly Marshmallows on 8 Dec 2011 at 21:12 PM
It is astonishing that St Peter’s Seminary hasn’t been snapped up yet by a hotel developer because it has got everything going for it in terms of history and atmosphere. Anyone with a taste for the uncanny must find it irresistible. I mean, just think what you could tell the guests: ‘This building once housed a strange cult whose rituals included drinking the blood and eating the flesh of their god, and the most shocking sexual practices….’

Haunted inns? Dracula’s castle? The Overlook Hotel?

Bah! Idle nonsense.

St. Peter’s Seminary is the genuine article. For in that place the horror was real.

It’s a pity that John Carpenter isn’t in the hotel business.
Sven
#4 Posted by Sven on 14 Dec 2011 at 09:06 AM
It is a failed piece of architecture. A niche architects building and not a building that the public ever loved. The building lasted less than 20 years, flat roofs are never a good idea in West Scotland and was never watertight, it is far too remote to use it as a viable business and stupid to rebuild. Let the ruin fall to nature or demolish it and build a lasting, functional building.
ian bone
#5 Posted by ian bone on 29 Jan 2012 at 16:14 PM
This looks a fantastic project. How can one get involved in supporting it ?

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