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Organic Architects

Door open days

22 September 2018 (10am - 5pm)

Argyll & Bute

This small stone fronted church building was designed in 1956 by Margaret Brodie who worked on the Glasgow Empire Exhibition. The building is a smaller version of the original design by renowned architect Leslie Graham Thomson MacDougall which was to fill the site and have a tall spire. Although plain the building has some interesting details such as the wooden front door which still contains a cross motif.

Organic Architects bought the building two years ago and have undertaken substantial internal alterations including the construction of a mezzanine drawing office with walls clad in plywood. A false ceiling was removed to reveal the full height of the volume.

The next phase of the building’s life is soon to be undertaken; planning permission has been granted to build four flats adjacent to the building, making a vibrant mixed use site in the town centre.



Key Information

Architect: Margaret Brodie

Building Date: 1956

Where to find us

  • 140 West Princes Street
  • Helensburgh
  • G84 8BH