An Iodhlann

  • Public
  • Isle of Tiree
  • Oct 2013 - Ongoing

Roots Design Workshop has been appointed to assist with the renovation of An Iodhlann, the Historical Centre on Tiree.

The existing building was built in 1886 from a timber frame clad in corrugated iron. Since then it has functioned as a waiting room for the Tiree mail steamer, a library, a dentist’s surgery and a polling station. In 1997 it was bought and renovated by the Tiree and Coll Gaelic Partnership and turned into the community archive, historical centre and museum it is today. The Clients, the An Iodhlann Committee, want to upgrade the interior and improve the vehicular, able and less-abled accesses to the building. Roots Design Workshop was approached after the Clients learnt about our experience and success with small scale public buildings.

Roots Design Workshop assisted the project management team by producing a detailed specification of the works. This specification involved a full site inspection, the development of the Client’s requirements and detailed investigation into appropriate products and services.  The specification would allow the works to be Tendered for, such that the project can move forward.

The Roots Design Workshop team were delighted to be involved in a project centred around such a charming and culturally important building.


Project Team

Client:  An Iodhlann
Main Contractor:  Bernard D Smith Builders


Want to learn more?…

If you have a building project in mind, or simply require specialist guidance, please do not hesitate to contact us. We offer free no obligation design consultations to help projects get started, so we would be delighted to hear from you.

Roots Design Workshop is a professionally accredited architectural practice. We specialise in contemporary designs of traditional rural buildings. We have particular expertise in sustainable, energy efficient solutions. We offer architectural design and project management services.  We have experience of working on restorations, alterations, extensions and new builds.  Our Clients range from private individuals to public national bodies.  We work on feasibility studies, planning permissions, building warrants, technical specification packages and can manage building work on site.

Our aim has been to make our services available to the isolated and under-served communities in rural Scotland.

Photography by Sebb Hathaway

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