11th-hour change of heart saves Perth church
August 19 2020
A decaying Perth church has been thrown a lifeline by the YMCA after the youth organisation abandoned plans to demolish the C-listed structure.
Instead, the charity will work with Fouin + Bell Architects to repurpose the Y Centre on Atholl Street as an operations hub, including four flats within an adjacent tenement.
This will see the main hall split vertically with the insertion of a third level, blanked out from the street by use of opaque film applied to the Gothic windows.
Significant structural repairs will also be carried out to the North William Street tenement with windows replaced by double-glazed timber sash and case replicas.
The light touch intervention comes at the behest of Historic Environment Scotland with demolition limited to an unsafe rear extension dating from the 1950s, which will allow for additional external amenity space.
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