Located in the painstakingly conserved 16th century Riddle’s Court in Edinburgh’s Old Town, the Patrick Geddes Centre is a world-class centre for learning. Steeped in history, culture and architectural wonder, it reopened as a community, conference and events space following a £6m restoration in 2017.
Allgood was selected by conservation specialist architects LDN to deliver an ironmongery solution that would provide modern facilities within the picturesque Category A-listed merchant’s house, without compromising the integrity of the original building.
Prestigious heritage hardware brand Frank Allart was chosen, and an antique brass finish was applied to blend in with the historic areas of the venue. Throughout the modern quarters, the high-performance and ultra-durable Modric stainless steel range was used.
Bespoke hinges and door closers were developed to match the different manufacturers’ ironmongery, while Certifire approved Alite door closers and Allgood’s integrated security package including secure access controls, intercom and video entry systems were employed to deliver a high-quality finish.
Associate Partner, Emma Rose Berry from LDN Architects commented:
“LDN has successfully worked with Allgood on a multitude of new-build and conservation projects. The project at Riddle’s Court involved the complex transformation of a Category A-listed building and combines meticulous restoration works with contemporary interventions. Allgood provided technical guidance on the project and aided in the production of robust and cost-effective specifications. The results are elegant design solutions which help to ensure a fully functioning building”.