BY DAVID V BARRETT
ASCOTTISH diocese is hoping that its redundant buildings will help to regenerate a housing estate.
St Peter’s Seminary and the surrounding Kilmahew Estate, in Cardross, Dunbarton, Scotland, will be revitalised and opened up for the amenity of the local community if a planning application submitted last week by the Archdiocese of Glasgow is approved. The seminary, an A-listed building, has been acclaimed as one of Scotland’s finest examples of post-war modern architecture. But since its closure 20 years ago, it has been allowed to lapse into very poor condition.
Under the proposals the Church would give ownership to the local community. A number of listed bridges on the estate would be restored, and 28 homes would be built, discreetly located within the old walled garden, with the existing lodges on the estate being renovated for habitation.
Conference at Worth
THE FIFTH annual international conference on Marian Coredemption will take at Worth School, Sussex, from Wednesday, July 21 to Sunday, July 25.
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