Scotland has a proud history in architecture with luminaries such as Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Alexander “Greek” Thomson contributing hugely to both the heritage and culture of the country. The challenge is to maintain their legacy and ensure their buildings can fulfil the requirements of the way we live, work and play in the 21st century. CBC has played a pivotal role in the restoration and transformation of several iconic buildings including the world-renowned Rosslyn Chapel. In the last three years, CBC has successfully delivered 22 refurbishment projects.
We have an enviable track record in the conservation of historic and listed buildings and have successfully restored a wide range of buildings from places of worship such as the world renowned Rosslyn Chapel to prestigious Town Halls in Paisley., Renfrew and Kirkintilloch.
Working closely with key stakeholders including Historic Scotland, we will manage the refurbishment process sensitively and professionally. The experience of our management team coupled with our in-house trades specialists provide our clients with the comfort that their buildings will combine the classic aesthetic and period features with the contemporary functions required in modern buildings.
Whilst listed buildings offer opportunities to deliver modern facilities within iconic structures, there are several buildings constructed in the more recent past which can benefit from conversion and refurbishment. CBC have been involved in several schemes which have transformed buildings which have been either derelict or not fit for purpose into modern facilities. Examples include the refurbishment of the schools estate in Renfrewshire, Glasgow and Inverclyde. These schools have included buildings from the Victorian period through to facilities constructed in the 60’s and 70’s. Works required included internal reconfiguration, structural alterations, replacement building services as well as roofing and envelope repairs. Many of these projects were also delivered within operational facilities requiring the stringent application of CBC’s health, safety and good neighbour processes. CBC has also been involved in refurbishment schemes for the private sector. Recent projects include the conversion of an industrial facility to a car showroom and the transformation of Greenock’s former library into a new HQ for the Council’s Children’s Services department.
One of CBC’s key strengths in refurbishment projects is the retention of a skilled and experienced trades base. The skills of our trades team are supplemented by our specialist CBC Stone division who are specialists in stonework repair and have worked on the sensitive restoration of several listed and historical buildings. CBC Stone have a fully resourced workshop and yard with a team of skilled stonemasons cutting, carving and dressing replacement stone which can be assimilated into the existing building. They also provide stone cleaning and will manage interface activities such as slate roofing and leadwork. We are committed to preserving traditional crafts and skills and operate a regime of apprenticeships in stonemasonry
CBC Restore Case Studies
The Kibble Palace is a Grade A Listed Palm House situated in the picturesque Botanic Gardens in Glasgow's West End.
CBC were the main contractor on this Contract to restore and repair the historic, world renowned Grade A Listed Chapel and create a new buil…
Renfrew Town Hall
CBC were appointed by Renfrewshire Council to deliver the comprehensive refurbishment of the historic, Grade A Listed Renfrew Town Hall. The…
Paisley Town Hall
As hosts to the prestigious Royal National Mod Festival in October 2013, Renfrewshire Council appointed CBC to refurbish the historic, Grade…
This Project involved the Restoration and Refurbishment of the Pearce Institute, a Community and Business Resource situated in the Govan are…