2 Atholl Place, Perth
2 Atholl Place was on the buildings at risk register, but after 18 months of careful design and conservation work, the grade B listed 18th century town house overlooking Perth's North Inch has been restored. Originally built as a town house, the property became a 'sui generis' office and residence building for many years. The restoration returns the property to a grand town house offering unique period style accommodation with 6 double bedrooms, 2 lounges, a kitchen with restored dumb waiter and a garden room opening out to one of the only gardens still retained in Perth city centre.
"We worked with Andy on the renovation of a 4-storey, 4,500 square foot Georgian townhouse in the centre of Perth. The property had fallen into disrepair and had been separated into several offices and a flat. Right from the outset, we were impressed by Andy’s attention to detail and forward thinking about the next steps in the project.
Inevitably with a building of that age and in that condition, unexpected issues occurred along the way which we then added to by changing our own plans for the house which required a new design and re-submission of planning approval. Throughout the planning and building stages, Andy was patient with us and a calm influence. We particularly note the creative vision he brought to the project and his ability to work within the constraints and sometimes frustrations of Historic Scotland.
When you employ an architect, you take for granted their knowledge of applicable rules and regulations. The listed building aspects of our project added to the complexity and Andy was faultless in his knowledge of what could and couldn’t be done. He had clearly built up a good rapport with the planning team at the council and the dialogue he was able to have with them was highly beneficial. In addition, Andy has a strong network of local contacts which proved to be a great help. Something that we hadn’t considered when we began the project was the interaction between the architect and the builders but again Andy’s attention to detail and calmness when things didn’t go quite to plan, along with a charming personality, contributed to a good relationship with all involved in the building works.
We are currently working with Andy on a new build project, also in the centre of Perth, and we would have no hesitation recommending him."
Nick and Sarah Tulloch - Blairgowrie