Case Study 26 – Acheson House

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Project Name: Acheson House

Building Type: Museum

Location: Royal Mile, Edinburgh

Architect: Simpson and Brown Architects (roofing refurbishment only)

Project: Acheson House, on the Royal Mile, is one of Edinburgh’s most significant historic buildings. Built between 1633 and 1634, the stone building had many alterations before it was fully restored in 1937. In recent times, the Category A listed building had fallen into disrepair and was on the Scottish Civic Trust’s Buildings At Risk Register. A grant from the Edinburgh World

Heritage Trust allowed the first stage in the refurbishment to bring the building back to a viable use as a possible museum. The grant, of almost £40,000, helped to restore the building’s roof, bringing back the structure to its original character, but also helping to promote the use of stone tiles / ‘slates’ as a vital traditional roofing material.

Materials Featured: stone roofing tiles

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