Consultant wins contract on the £1.5m redevelopment of 150 year old complex

Consultant Robinson Low Francis has won a contract to provide QS services for the redevelopment of the Lambhill Stables in Scotland.

Design for the Lambhill Stables scheme

The 150 year old complex in the North of Glasgow, which housed the horses used for pulling barges along the Forth and Clyde canal, is to undergo a major transformation into a community training and development facility.

Currently derelict, the site will undergo a £1.5m redevelopment into a 580m2 mixed use community facility, including office and training space, conference facilities, workshops/studios for hire, a kitchen and café area, visitor centre and viewing tower.

The building will be heated by biomass, eventually delivered by canal barge, supplemented by solar and wind power.

Dorothy Robertson, RLF partner in the Glasgow office, and who is leading the project team, said: “We have extensive experience in the redevelopment of listed buildings, and where there is a need to integrate modern materials and highly efficient energy management systems.”

The Lambhill Stables played a key role in the development of the canal-based economy in central Scotland, which was dependent on horses for pulling the heavily-laden barges.

When complete it will deliver a wide range of occupational training, employment and personal development services to adults and young people coping with chaotic lifestyles, mental health issues, disability and learning difficulties.