The Watt Instiution in Greenock
23 May 2020
Earlier this year we completed the Watt Institution in Greenock for Inverclyde Council.
The Grade 'A' Listed building sits within the heart of Greenock, and is important historically, civically, socially and culturally. It houses archives, locally bequeathed artefacts and world class artworks. The building consists of a museum, art gallery and library along with a large hall for temporary exhibitions and community events.
The fabric of the building had previously deteriorated to the point where both the building and its contents were being irreparably damaged. Our practice worked closely with Historic Environment Scotland to develop an agreed conservation approach. A number of important features were reintroduced to the facades based on historic photographs from the museum archive.
It was a bonus to photograph this stunning building with no cars on the street, so we can all fully appreciate the magnificent east elevation.