Once derelict structure has been creatively reused as part of a new community building and canal heritage visitor centre
Oliver Chapman Architects for Scottish Canals
Contract value: undisclosed
Locals call it the Egg Shed because of its former use storing eggs and dairy products. The once derelict structure has been creatively reused, providing a historical springboard for a new community building and canal heritage visitor centre. The new element has an industrial appearance but an aesthetic emphasis on detailing. The simple pitched-roof form of the old masonry building extends across the new structure, and the new walls and roofs are clad in red steel. Sitting adjacent to Pier Square, the historic heart of the village, with views over loch, harbour and a working timber pier, the Egg Shed augments Scottish Canals’ working buildings, allowing industry and tourism to coexist.