The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle

The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

ARPL Architects secure Kirkcudbright Art Gallery commission

Ayr based ARPL Architects have been appointed to design a new £1.6m art gallery within the historic Kirkcudbright Town Hall following an open tender.


The new venue will play host to over 300 artworks from the town’s artists’ colony, including paintings by Faeds, Hornel, Oppenheimer and Peploe alongside temporary exhibitions.

This will be delivered in partnership with FLN Consulting, Asher Associates and McGowan Miller by the end of 2016.

ARPL are also currently in the process of delivering a refurbishment of the grade B listed Parish Church and a new community centre in the Galloway town.

Over the 40 years since the original practice was established, 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 with a particular emphasis conservation and sustainability, and their list of awards is proof of their achievements.

ARPL are currently working on new and refurbishment of social housing and schools, several church and historic building 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. ARPL are 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 have completed some £8m worth of commissions over the last two years, including the completion of an award winning new primary school in Colmonell, South Ayrshire, the conservation of Category A listed Trinity Church in Irvine, HS and HLF funded conservation repairs of several listed buildings, and the third phase of the new housing Ballymun Regeneration Project in Dublin.

ARPL have always taken pride in the number of projects where a long-term working relationship with a client has been realised, and have many clients for whom they have carried out several projects.

ARPL Architects
11 Wellington Square
Ayr KA7 1EN

Tel: 01292 289777
Fax: 01292 288896


ARPL Architects Ltd is a Founder Member of the Elite Ayrshire Business Circle.


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