A forensic approach to building conservation and reuse by Loader Monteith saved a Category A-listed modernist icon
Loader Monteith for Juliet Kinchin and Paul Stirton
Contract value: £290,000
Cost per m2: £2,000
High Sunderland is a 1957 Category A-listed modernist icon designed by Peter Womersley. Its future was in jeopardy following a fire in 2017 until new owners Juliet Kinchin and Paul Stirton – both Scottish historians of architecture and design – appointed Loader Monteith to undertake an extraordinarily careful and skilful restoration. The result combines a forensic approach to building conservation and reuse, while improving High Sunderland’s energy performance.