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Kirkintilloch community hall opens its doors

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November 4 2014

Kirkintilloch community hall opens its doors
A £2.7m community centre in the Hillhead area of Kirkintilloch has been officially opened following a handover to East Dunbartonshire Council.

Designed by macmon architects on behalf of hub West Scotland the scheme replaces an existing centre with a more flexible space; including new meeting rooms, cafe and a central hall for use by local groups and organisations.

The hall also includes its own biomass boiler to meet its energy and heating needs.

In a statement macmon said: “The design is simple and rational with a robust masonry public façade and a softer timber façade addressing an enclosed community courtyard and landscaped garden to the rear of the building. The fabric of the building will achieve a high standard of air tightness and thermal efficiency with heating and hot water load provided through a biomass boiler.”

The building was constructed by Fleming Buildings, structural engineers Morgan Sindall, services engineers Tüd Süd Wallace Whittle and quantity surveyors Allan and Hanel.

Photography by City Design Co-operative Ltd

Glulam roof trusses bridge the open plan hall, reconfigurable with sliding partitions
Glulam roof trusses bridge the open plan hall, reconfigurable with sliding partitions

6 Comments

james
#1 Posted by james on 4 Nov 2014 at 13:49 PM
like it.
Rachid Belabed
#2 Posted by Rachid Belabed on 4 Nov 2014 at 14:16 PM
Structural engineers were Morgan Sindall? Seems unlikely.
Graeme
#3 Posted by Graeme on 5 Nov 2014 at 13:27 PM
'Morgan Sindall Professional Services' were the Structural Engineers
Andy
#4 Posted by Andy on 6 Nov 2014 at 11:09 AM
Morgan Sindall have in-house capability to carryout, amongst other things, Architectural, Structural Engineering and Services Engineering design.
Stuart Parker
#5 Posted by Stuart Parker on 6 Nov 2014 at 11:50 AM
Morgan Sindall Professional Services are an indpendent limited company, wholly owned by Morgan Sindall Group. We work across a number of sectors and less than 20% of our revenue is with Morgan Sindall businesses. professionalservices.morgansindall.com
Ade Whitefoot
#6 Posted by Ade Whitefoot on 11 Nov 2014 at 12:08 PM
Quality Kalzip standing seam roof yet again..!!!

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