John Gray Centre, Haddington Building, East Lothian Property News, Project, Design
John Gray Centre, Haddington, East Lothian : Museum + Library
John Gray Centre Haddington – design by Gray Marshall & Associates Architects
30 Jan 2012
John Gray Centre Haddington
Haddington Museum + Library News
Photos taken on Sunday 29 Jan 2012
Work on this major building restoration + redevelopment project in the town centre nearing completion, scaffold removed and hard landscaping in place. It is due to officially open in March.
The group of buildings is quite large and right in the centre of this market town, so has a significant impact oon the community.
The redevelopment is very welcome and hopefully will be followed by further landscaping improvements around the town (pending funding, as reported recently on the news page).
John Gray Centre – News
Address: Lodge Street, Haddington
Architects: Gray Marshall & Associates
Due to open in early 2012.
The John Gray Centre is a new building which will house the Haddington branch library, the East Lothian local history centre, a museum and exhibition space, and the East Lothian archives. The Centre will be created in converted listed buildings on Lodge Street in Haddington.
Museum Design Update – Studioarc have been appointed as designers for the Museum section of the JGC.
John Gray Centre Building
£3.7m contract for new heritage centre awarded
Go ahead for creation of new heritage centreA £3.7m contract for the creation of a new archive, library, museum and heritage centre for East Lothian was approved at a Cabinet meeting in February 2010. The facility, to be called the John Gray Centre, will be created in converted listed buildings on Lodge Street, Haddington.
The John Gray Centre will house the Haddington branch library, the East Lothian local history centre, a museum and exhibition space and the East Lothian archives. The National Archives of Scotland will return the local archives to East Lothian where access to this rich collection can be further developed and promoted through an innovative approach to heritage centred on access, community involvement and education.
Community Services spokesperson, Cllr. Paul McLennan, said:
“The John Gray Centre is an exciting project that brings together well used, established council services such as the branch library for Haddington with new heritage facilities to provide a centre that will appeal to local people and visitors alike.
“It is particularly apt that the centre, which will include archives and artefacts detailing the rich history of the county will be situated in buildings which have a strong historical link to earlier commerce in the town when they served as a bank, a seed merchant’s building and a grain store built in the 19th century. In addition to the local library the facility will contain a local history centre where people can research family trees or the history of their house or village and exhibitions areas which will display both local and traveling exhibitions.”
The work will start this Spring with expected completion by Autumn 2011.
Funders other than the client ELC:
Heritage Lottery Funds (funding £1,390,000)
Historic Scotland Building Repairs Grant
building image © Adrian Welch
Haddington Buildings / Projects – Selection
|St Mary’s Church Haddington
St Mary’s Haddington : photo © Adrian Welch
|Haddington Town House
photo © Adrian Welch
|Haddington Office Building
photograph : Paul Zanre
photo © Adrian Welch
East Lothian Culture & Heritage Centre – Winner
East Lothian Council selected Gray, Marshall & Associates of Edinburgh to design a new Culture and Heritage Centre in Haddington.
In consultation with the RIAS, the winning firm was chosen from a shortlist of six architects based on design quality & cost. Architects submitting for the competition included Richard Murphy and Malcolm Fraser Architects
photo © Adrian Welch
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John Gray Centre Haddington Building : page
Website : www.johngraycentre.org