Historic buildings

 

Collectively ARC Engineers’ senior staff and consultants have over 80 years experience in consulting engineering and construction. Our experience of traditional forms of construction, combined with an understanding of the latest diagnosis techniques and the application of modern materials allows us to develop practical, pragmatic and economic structural solutions to sensitive buildings where invasive procedures need to be kept to a minimum and wholesale replacement avoided.

 

We regularly consult with Local Conservation Officers on heritage projects, and can appreciate the aims and desires of all parties connected with heritage projects. We have successfully negotiated the restoration and redevelopment of a number historic and listed buildings, providing our clients with a clear schedule of structural works, while demonstrating sympathetic use of traditional materials and a considered approach to economic factors.

 

Our projects in this sector have included assessments and renovation of:

 

  • Medieval (and more recent) timber-framed buildings

  • Wrought and cast iron framed mill and warehouse structures

  • Load bearing stone-clad and masonry structures

  • Listed buildings from mill worker’s cottages to historic castles

Mingary Castle

 

This monumental glory stands by the sea a mile or so to the east of the village of Kilchoan. It is a castle with a long and rich history, the seat of the Clan MacIain, and of Clan MacDonald, once one of the most powerful clans along the western coast of Scotland. 

 

ARCs involvement with the cliff face stabilisation and scaffold system is complete, and conservation repair work is well underway.  Permission has now been granted to turn the ruin into a residential property at a cost of £2m.

Northorpe Hall

 

NHS funded renovation and refurbishment of Listed barn to improve facilities for Northorpe Hall Child and Family Trust.

Glenborrodale Castle

 

An impressive 16 bedroom hotel built in 1901 is surrounded by the ancient woodland, rugged coastline and breath-taking white sandy beaches of the spectacular Ardnamurchan peninsula. 

 

ARC Engineers are working with the estate to build a new conservatory and leisure extension.

Loudoun Castle

 

This impressive Castle dates back to the 14th century and it has remained derelict since a devastating fire in 1941.

In recent years it grounds were home to a Theme Park which closed down in 2010. 

 

Plans to transform this into a five-star hotel as part of a £300m redevelopment that also includes a golf course and academy are underway.

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