‘Renovating the World’ – Morgan McDonnell Director Anthony McDonnell Interview

Posted on February 2, 2018 by admin

Company Director Anthony McDonnell was interviewed by a Japanese TV film crew who were in Edinburgh this week filming interesting building conversions for their show “Renovating the World” and who had scouted our recently completed former church conversion at Blackfriar’s Street for inclusion in their travelogue. The producer and crew seemed intrigued by the innovative use of space and by the notion of transforming a previously sacred building into residential accommodation which, it seems, is not so common in Japan. Keep your eyes peeled for it’s release!

17-21 Blackfriars Street Conversion is Completed

Posted on February 6, 2017 by admin

Completed just before Christmas 2016, the conversion of the former Presbyterian Church on Blackfriars Street in Edinburgh’s Old Town allowed for the immediate occupation of the building by its new purchasers who will operate the 10 uniquely formed split level flats as serviced apartments. The accommodation was designed within each flat to make optimum use of the building height as well as create spaces of contrasting scale and intimacy. A commercial unit, suitable for use as restaurant or office, is also included on the ground floor.

17-21 Blackfriars Street is Due to Start on Site!

Posted on January 29, 2016 by admin

Our scheme for conversion of the former Presbyterian church on 17-21 Blackfriars Street in Edinburgh to form residential flats and cafe/restaurant on ground floor is due to start on site the first week of February 2016.

Guy Morgan To Present At NTS Conference

Posted on April 7, 2014 by admin

Guy Morgan will be a guest speaker at the National Trust for Scotland conference in Edinburgh on 15th May 2014. The conference, titled “Towards a National Collection?: Ownership, Access & Enjoyment in an Age of Austerity” will seek to explore how Scotland’s historic buildings and monuments can be preserved for future generations within the context of decreasing budgets and institutional change. With a national collection already in place for art, books, artefacts and others, the question will be posed as to whether a national collection of buildings and places is a requirement and viable prospect.

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