January 2024

The beginning of 2024 has really been one of Hogmanay rather than a ‘Happy New Year’, as H+R’s work has been largely in Scotland with specialist surveys at Fort George on the timber Ravelin Bridge for Historic Environment Scotland and at the large redevelopment of the old Bangour Hospital outside Edinburgh notably for its selection of Grade A buildings, particularly the Chapel in the Romanesque style by the Architect Harold Tarbolton.  The hospital was one of the first in the UK to adopt the village system of patient care.  In addition, extensive work was undertaken at the Dalbeattie School renewal scheme and on the estate of Glenkindie


It hasn’t all been about Scotland though, with work at the other end of the country at the monumental Grade I Market Hall in Penzance.  It was hoped by the competition judges, that the design in 1836 would “direct its users’ attention away from the vulgarity of the streets and the uninspired and often depressingly ugly uniformity of the town”.  The Corporation certainly had a robust sense of place

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