Thomson Society seek funding for Glasgow landmark
January 29 2010
The Grade A listed church presently languishes in a dangerous state of disrepair after being gutted by fire in 1965 and has become something of an embarrassment to a city that prides itself on its architectural credentials.
Rectifying this state of affairs architects Gholami Baines plan to instate a feature doorway, salvaged from a demolished Thomson warehouse on Bell Street whilst stabilising the structure.
Significantly the ruin will not be rebuilt but rather retained and conserved – its roofless interior serving as a central court.
A new build extension built in silver grey granite will adjoin this to complement the original.
One Alexander Thomson Place has the backing of both the Alexander Thomson Society and Glasgow City Council who have committed £280k to the project and granted the scheme planning permission.
A significant fund raising campaign remains to be carried out however if full financing is to be secured.
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