Dalkeith Corn Exchange Regeneration

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Application Type

AABC Conservation

Level of Award

Commendation

Region

Scotland

Local Authority Area

Midlothian

Information about this scheme

The project involved the conversion of the Grade ‘A’ listed Dalkeith Corn Exchange, a 19th Century Jacobean style hall designed by David Cousin in 1853, which was purchased by Melville Housing Association after decades of neglect. The scheme, aided by grants from Historic Scotland and the Heritage Lottery Fund, consisted of a full refurbishment of the building, the provision of offices for MHA, speculative office space and new external works to include car and cycle parking. In addition, parts of the building have been offered for community use including the new mezzanine which now hosts the Dalkeith History Society museum. Construction and repair works were carried out using traditional techniques and materials as far as reasonably practical. Collaboration works were carried out with local universities and artists to replace decorative timber features, including decorative turned timber finials.

Credits

Applicant

Melville Housing Association

Architect

Michael Laird Architects

Client

Melville Housing Association

Conservation Architect

GLM

Conservation Architect

Heath Architects

Interior Designer

Susan Stephen Architects

Main Contractor

Colorado Group

Original Architect

Quantity Surveyor

CBA Chartered Quantity Surveyors

Services Engineer

Harley Haddow

Structural Engineer

Harley Haddow

BREEAM

Aecom

CDMC

Hardies Property & Construction Consultants

Heritage Interpretation & Exhibition Design

Museum Designer

Hamilton Design

Project Funder

Heritage Lottery Fund

Project Funder

Historic Scotland

Collaborating Artist

Isabelle Moore Design

Collaborating Artist

The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh College of Art

Community Group

Dalkeith History Society

Primary Use Class

Class B1 - Business