The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle

The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle

Friday, 23 November 2012

ARPL Architects report completion of state of the art music recording studio for South Ayrshire Council

ARPL Architects are delighted to have completed a new music recording studio for Prestwick Academy and South Ayrshire Council.
Working closely with the school music department and specialist technical contractor Mediaspec, ARPL have helped provide a spectacular new facility for music teaching in South Ayrshire with a live room, control room and digital music suite.
The studio comprises a heavy enclosing concrete structure with an acoustically floating timber interior to ensure complete sound separation from the rest of the building. Carefully detailed internal viewing screens and pass doors completes the silent spaces. A technical fit out provides a range of microphones, amplifiers, speakers and mixing desk all linked to a networked range of computers each with state of the art editing software.
Main contractor MCW were required to build the facility to an exacting standard with each junction carefully designed and detailed by ARPL to prevent noise breakout.
Prestwick Academy can now look forward to helping develop a new generation of talented musicians, producers and technicians.
ARPL Architects Ltd
The directors of ARPL Architects Ltd are Patrick Lorimer, Rebecca Cadie, Gordon Fleming and Robert Gilliland. John Ramsay, Stewart Glendinning and Kenneth Handley are associates.
The ARPL philosophy is to produce buildings to the highest design standards in close consultation with its clients. Designs are innovative and sympathetic to both the immediate and the broader environment in which they are constructed, with an emphasis on sustainability. Each project embraces the unique nature of the client’s needs and the site.
Over the 36 years since Patrick Lorimer established the original practice, ARPL’s status in the profession has grown steadily in line with its position as a medium-sized practice with a reputation for well executed projects. From its base in Ayr the practice carries out projects over a wide geographical area from the Orkneys and the Western Isles to Ireland.
The firm’s project experience covers the fields of housing, churches, schools, commercial projects, private houses, community and arts buildings. Particular expertise has been developed in contemporary sustainable design, specialist conservation works and design for historically sensitive environments.
ARPL’s work has received wide recognition through numerous design and environmental awards presented over the years for its new build and conservation works. Regular success in design competitions adds to the practice portfolio.
ARPL are currently working on new and refurbishment housing for Lochside, Ayr, several church and castle conservation and restoration projects and new community facilities in the South West of Scotland. Appointments for church commissions involve a range of denominations and projects from conservation and repair to extensions and new build. The firm is also involved in country houses and estates and the design of new houses for private owners.
The practice typically handles projects with construction values ranging from £100k through to £15m.
ARPL directors have managed to keep their business stable during the current difficult times, and have a busy current workload.
ARPL Architects Ltd
Architects and Quantity Surveyors
11 Wellington Square
Ayr KA7 1EN
Ayrshire, Scotland
Contact: Patrick Lorimer
Tel: 01292 289777
Fax: 01292 288896

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ARPL Architects Ltd and South Ayrshire Council are Founder Members of the Elite Ayrshire Business Circle.

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