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March 26 2019

 Kilbarchan church conversion to deliver new homes

Noah Developments have alighted on Kilbarchan West Church in Renfrewshire for their next project, with plans to convert the B-listed hall into 17 apartments.

JM Architects have been commissioned to undertake the remodeling which will entail removal of unsympathetic modern additions such as a boiler flue and a concrete car park access ramp.

This work will also see stained glass replaced with clear glass with the intention to rehouse the pieces within the local community and the installation of conservation style rooflights.

Internal alterations will necessitate removal of first floor galleries to enable the creation of new floor levels, retaining exposed stonework and timber detailing where practicable.

In a statement the architects wrote: “Due to the requirement to drop certain window cills and provide apartments with natural light and ventilation, window openings are required which would involve the alteration of the existing stained-glass window configurations. Where floor junctions may be visible behind window sections, spandrel panels to sections of the glazing
are proposed and efforts have been made to limit the number of these instances.”

Focal point of the Kilbarchan conservation area the church will be renovated in tandem with an adjacent hall, subject to a separate application to convert into a single home.

5 Comments

Mr B Jangles
#1 Posted by Mr B Jangles on 26 Mar 2019 at 13:02 PM
Nah.
Starman
#2 Posted by Starman on 26 Mar 2019 at 14:25 PM
Beautiful potential. Wonder how much the apartments will cost out there.
Stevie Wonder
#3 Posted by Stevie Wonder on 27 Mar 2019 at 11:26 AM
I don't see the appeal, personally.
Neil McAllister
#4 Posted by Neil McAllister on 27 Mar 2019 at 11:33 AM
The problem with this type of conversion is that the building is compromised and the flats are compromised. It could probably make fewer bigger flats more effectively but unfortunately the figures probably wouldn't stack up for that.
Kelvin
#5 Posted by Kelvin on 28 Mar 2019 at 19:20 PM
I think the internal spaces in these types of apartment have huge potential to be stunning, including elements of the existing structure. The adjacent soon-to-be private home is a stunner! Interesting setting mind.

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