E&Co were commissioned by the Church of Scotland Mission Board to remodel the existing 1960s building to replace the 100-seat theatre in basement, and circulation spaces on ground floor linking into John Knox’s House, while retaining upper floor offices. The prominence and location of the building in the tourist heart of Edinburgh meant that there was only room for 2 portacabins on the High Street. Access to the adjacent pend had to be kept clear at all times. The structural design had to accommodate these limitations, and great consideration was given to the size of beams specified and a careful programme for the sequencing of the erection.
Malcolm Fraser Architects
Church of Scotland Mission Board
EAA Silver Medal 2007
Shortlisted for RIAS Best Building in Scotland