Buildings CAN be saved with effort, insight and community support. These pictures show the state of the Lochgelly Miners Institute in Fife that I was involved in as an architect prior to restoration and adaptation and afterwards to new alternative use as an adult education centre. When we got involved the roof has leaking badly, pigeon muck as ankle deep, timberwork was heavily infested, many windows were broken and two gables had begun to lean. The high water table proved a difficult obstacle in the basement. Note the well that was exposed during the works. But the building is now pride of place in the town and inspired other regeneration.
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