Bon Accord Free Church
The £1.2million refurbishment of an Aberdeen church has won praise, being carried out in a sympathetic manner in keeping with its heritage and history while bringing it up-to-date and meeting the modern day needs of its minister and congregation.
Overall, the Bon Accord Free Church refurbishment comprised both repairing the existing fabric of the building and sensitively altering it to make it sustainable and functional for the future. The church, built in 1845, is C listed and includes ornate features and high ceilings and with its granite façade it is very much a landmark of the Rosemount area of Aberdeen.
The 38-week project involved works throughout the church, including re-slating, re-wiring, re-lighting, complete re- decoration, the provision of external ramps and a lift, the creation of an informal arrival lobby between the street and the sanctuary, timber repairs and new internal doors and panels. The project was managed by Burns Construction with Hall and Tawse contracted to supply bespoke screens and internal panelled doors, many with FD60 and FD30 fire ratings.
“With an excellent reputation for expertise and craftsmanship, and based on previous collaborations, Hall and Tawse were an obvious partner to involve in what was both a challenging but extremely rewarding church refurbishment project.”
“This was an exacting project and we worked with partners who had the appropriate credentials – a wealth of experience, an ability to solve problems and produce top quality work and deliver within a tight schedule. We knew we could find these qualities in Hall and Tawse – there’s no question they provide a first class product which was paramount to delivering a quality finish.”