Scalloway Museum

Richard Gibson Architects

The original museum had become too small forcing the move to the redundant woolen mill, a stone's throw away from the world famous Scalloway Castle! A new extended entrance was formed, skewed to address the castle, and fully glazed to give visitors a panoramic view of Scalloway. The large mill space was prepared for a display fit-out on a following contract. The building was insulated to beyond current regulations and fitted with heat pumps serving low temperature underfloor heating. Siberian larch cladding replaced the steel sheeting on the elevations as a complimentary natural finish to the stone of the castle.

Location

Scalloway Museum
Castle Street
SCALLOWAY
United Kingdom

Contact

Adrian Wishart
Architect
adrian@rg-architects.com

Client

Shetland Bus Friendship Society (SBFS Ltd)

Completed

May-11

Size

Categories

  • Historic
  • Public
  • Refurbishment
  • Sustainability