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Kilncraigs Mill Redevelopment : Alloa Building

Alloa Building, Scotland – design by LDN Architects

Kilncraigs Mill Alloa

Alloa Building Renewal

Design: LDN Architects

LDN Architects are delighted to have been confirmed as one of five practices shortlisted for the RIAS Award for Architecture, for the best building in Scotland. Kilncraigs, a former woollen mill sited in the centre of Alloa, has been converted to form a new Centre for Creative Industries.

Kilncraigs Mill
Kilncraigs Mill: photo by Iain Campbell

The deceptively simple design creates five storeys of open plan office space arranged around a new atrium which forms an entrance facing the town centre and is a circulation zone and communal focal point for the building.

The unequivocally contemporary design of the atrium acts as a foil to the architecture of the earlier buildings and adds a 21st Century element to the historical development of the buildings. The dramatic new glass facade is symbolic of the renewal of the building and of Alloa town centre itself.

Kilncraigs Mill Building images / information from LDN Architects 12.09.03

LDN Architects

Kilncraigs Mill Building : RIAS Award for Architecture shortlisted

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Kilncraigs Mill: photo by Iain Campbell

RIAS Awards 2003

Kilncraigs Mill shortlisted for RIAS AWARD FOR ARCHITECTURE
Best Building in Scotland (renamed Andrew Doolan Architecture Award)
£25,000 prize donated by Andrew Doolan and Point Hotel Edinburgh

5 Scottish buildings are competing for the UK’s biggest architecture prize. The architect of the winning building will receive £25,000 – one of the largest building awards in the world.

LDN Architects are also responsible for refurbishment work at the Usher Hall in Edinburgh

Summary of judges’ comments:

"From Alloa came an ambitious Council conservation project – a splendid example of collaboration of architects, planners, developers and council staff to produce a holistic regeneration of a historic part of the town. The project entailed the conversion of two remaining listed Mills into open plan offices served by and reinvigorated by a modern fully glazed external Atrium hall.

The site made available by demolition of the remainder of the Mills was laid out in collaboration with a supermarket developer to provide a tree-lined mall leading to the old Castle and providing access to the offices and the supermarket building. Its success in regeneration is both visible and underlined by reaching its occupancy target a year earlier than planned. Again detail was carefully considered, simple and successful."

Kilncraigs Mill Alloa information from RIAS

Kilncraigs Mill design : LDN Architects

Kilncraigs Mill Alloa : Best Building in Scotland shortlisted in 2003



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