An exterior view of St Peter's Seminary, CardrossSource: Mad4Brutalism via Creative Commons
Avanti and ERZ in £10 million rescue bid for Gillespie, Kidd & Coia’s St Peter’s Seminary
A masterplan setting out the future of Gillespie, Kidd & Coia’s St Peter’s Seminary at Cardross in Scotland has been completed.
Avanti Architects and ERZ Landscape Architects were commissioned by arts charity NVA which bought the grade A listed building from the Archdiocese of Glasgow this year.
It described the seminary, completed in 1966 but now in a state of disrepair, as one of Scotland’s greatest modern buildings.
It has begun a two-year fundraising drive to find the £10 million needed to restore the buildings and the surrounding Kilmahew Woodlands.
The masterplan sets out a 20-year phased vision for the development of the buildings, landscape and site infrastructure and demonstrates how the site will be used for public benefit.
Earlier plans to sell the site to developer Urban Splash - which appointed Gareth Hoskins Architects - fell through because of funding problems.
The World Monuments Fund added St Peter’s to its register of most-at-risk buildings in June 2007.