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Public Buildings

Scotland’s public buildings include a myriad of building types, ranging from the medieval tollbooth to the Georgian university and Victorian public library. These buildings are often key landmarks, their dominant location and striking architecture punctuating the skyline. They also comprise a high proportion of our built heritage, noted for their fine ashlar facades, grand ornamental plasterwork and ornate carved stonework.

However, these important buildings can often prove a financial burden in terms of on-going repair and maintenance. Our built fabric is at risk from increasing costs of repair, changing economic demands and ultimately a lack of public recognition. LTM are committed to the conservation or our built heritage and can assist local authorities and other owners/occupiers of public buildings.

LTM’s respected masonry teams, supported by our in-house Stone Conservators and Traditional Plasterers can tackle a wide scope of conservation work, ranging from small scale maintenance repointing work and stone repairs to grant-funded reinstatement of architectural masonry details and ornamental plasterwork schemes.

LTM Consultancy can also provide professional, technical advice on building defects and problems, as well as undertaking maintenance inspections and detailed stone and plasterwork condition surveys. We can provide bespoke surveys designed to meet the needs of the building and the client - this can form an essential step in preventative maintenance and addressing concerns over falling masonry and associated health and safety concerns.

Featured Public Buildings Case Studies

Kings College Crown - Aberdeen - Public Buildings
Kings College Crown - Aberdeen

King’s College is a formerly independent university founded in 1495 in Old Aberdeen. King’s College Chapel is a Category A Listed building and is one of the oldest surviving buildings in the city, with an inscription dated 1504. The chapel is a stout, buttressed, aisled building with detailed ...

Alexander Scott's Hospital - Huntly - Public Buildings
Alexander Scott’s Hospital - Huntly

Alexander Scott’s Hospital is a Category A Listed building located in the centre of Huntly, Aberdeenshire. The original group of hospital buildings was designed by William Smith (Scots baronial, harled; circa 1853) and incorporated by Marshall Mackenzie’s large Scots symmetrical ...

Powis Gate Towers - Aberdeen - Public Buildings
Powis Gate Towers - Aberdeen

Powis Gate is a Category B Listed building forming the gatehouse entrance to Powis House (1802). The structure was erected between 1833 and 1834 by John Leslie of Powis and comprises two minarets and centre arch. The distinctive ‘pepper pot’ minarets are a distinctive feature to Old ...

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