Airdrie church conversion brings 28 new homes
April 9 201828 new homes following a decision to amalgamate its congregation with a neighbouring parish.
This move leaves a former church hall, offices and land at Broomknoll surplus to requirements, prompting Cairnlea Parish Church to repurpose the site for social housing following discussions with Clyde Valley Housing Association.
The John Russell Partnership have been brought on board to that end, proposing a split conversion and new build approach which will see the original church exterior remain largely unaltered, save for a new sandstone clad rear extension connected by aluminium curtain wall.
In a statement the architects wrote: “The church building features two memorial stained-glass windows in the west gable and these will be retained in situ . They will belocated in the glass stairwell link between the original building and the new flats to the west with glass screens to protect them from accidental damage.
“The larger new build element is more contemporary in design with external walls finished with facing brick in buff and anthracite, anthracite window frames, fascias and soffits, metal clad features and dark grey concrete roof tiles.”
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