Options Appraisals

Options Appraisal for the Horn Farm, Errol, commissioned by the Tay Landscape Partnership.
Campbell Macrae Associates assessed demand and undertook the business planning aspects of an options appraisal led by Arc Architects for the re-development of an extensive complex of farm buildings near Errol.  

Options Appraisal for the Burgh Chambers Cupar, commissioned by Fife Historic Buildings Trust.
The Burgh Chambers is one of the key buildings in the Cupar Townscape Heritage Initiative.  As part of the development of the Round 2 THI application, we worked with Arc Architects to develop an options appraisal for this highly visible building.  Several options were considered and explored including re-use as housing, offices, amalgamating the Burgh Chambers with neighbouring buildings, development as a heritage resource and sole use by a single local club or community group.  More recently, Campbell Macrae Associates developed the holiday apartment option in more detail.

Options Appraisal for Alloa Tower, commissioned by Clackmannanshire Heritage Trust.
We assisted CHT to explore and assess ways of making AlloaTower more financially sustainable and less dependent on subsidy.  A number of options were explored to increase income generation but the preferred option involved converting a disused outbuilding to provide residential accommodation for rent.  It is understood that ownership of Alloa Tower has now transferred to NTS.

Options Appraisal of Lower City Mills, commissioned by Perth and Kinross Heritage Trust.
Lower City Mills was previously operated as a visitor attraction but PKHT was concerned that parts of this A-listed building were at risk and lying vacant and disused.  We assisted with an options appraisal to seek ways of bringing Lower City Mills back into full use and to enable improved public access.

Options Appraisal and Feasibility Study for St Andrews Church, Lochgelly, commissioned by Fife Council.
St Andrews Church is a highly visible but disused building in the centre of Lochgelly.  We were commissioned along with Arc Architects to undertake an options appraisal of potential uses and to develop outline business plans for the most promising concepts.  This study considered around 25 potential re-use options before focussing on four broad uses – a white box space, a community use space, use by a single commercial operator and various permutations of retail/business use.  The latest news is that this building will be re-developed as a climbing wall centre.

New Uses for The Forbo Nairn Building, Kirkcaldy, commissioned by Fife Historic Buildings Trust.
The A-listed Forbo Nairn Building lay empty and increasingly derelict for many years.  FHBT (along with SE Fife) was seeking sustainable long term uses for the massive building.  Campbell Macrae Associates assisted with the development of options, consultations, market research, business planning and the drafting of an HLF application.  The final option costing around £7m was for a “heritage hub” housing a new Kirkcaldy Library plus specialist open storage for Fife Council Museums and Archives Services.  Unfortunately this did not progress and, in fact, the building has now been demolished.