Client : East Renfrewshire Council and Children 1st
Location : Newton Mearns, Glasgow
Value : To Be Determined
Completion Date : To Be Determined
Capelrig House is an elegant Georgian building, once at the centre of a country estate and now surrounded by Eastwood High School, Newton Mearns and its playing fields. The house has not been in domestic use for over 60 years and has been used by the local authority for various purposes since, giving its interiors a distinctly institutional character.
This project is split into two parts and for two clients. The first is a conservation level refurbishment of the exterior fabric including significant rot removal in the attic, stone and roofing repairs and an overhaul of the windows and doors. It is also the intention to address the external institutional features, including removal of a rusty escape stair from the top floor. The second is a complete internal refurbishment to provide space for a national charity to better support children in the care system by bringing all the interfaces during care, consultation and recovery, under a single roof. This involves the reorganisation of internal circulation, installation of a lift, restoration of key rooms and complete rewiring and replumbing.
Lee Boyd are working with Ed Eastham of Taft Architects on the conservation aspects of this project.
These two projects will transform the fortunes of Capelrig House, giving it a new purpose and restoring some of its former dignity.