Fundraising Lunch – Murray House

AT were delighted to support Queens House with their fundraising charity lunch held on Thursday 25th May. The fundraising campaign is to help them deliver the highest standards of dementia care to the Scottish Borders by donating for the new state of the art Dementia Centre, Murray House, which will create 18 places to care for people with Dementia.

AT’s David Burgher and Alistair Whitson attended the lunch with the members of the design team from Wardell Armstrong , RSP Consulting Engineers, Brindley Associates and Morham Brotchie Partnership.

ISO Accreditation

We are delighted to announce that Aitken Turnbull Architects have recently gained ISO accreditation across three standards; Quality Management (9001), Environmental (14001) and Health & Safety (18001). Going through the accreditation process has helped to improve our commitment to quality and services, ensuring that the company is making responsible decisions environmentally, as well as being committed to putting sustainability high up on the company’s agenda. We can confidently show how we control our Health and Safety risks whilst promoting employee wellbeing within a safe working environment for all of our staff. Achieving this accreditation took a huge amount of effort from each member of staff and we thank them for their hard work throughout the process.

Murray Royal – Residential Redevelopment

Aitken Turnbull are delighted to have been appointed as architects and lead consultants alongside Montaqu Evans and Arups for the holistic residential redevelopment of the former Murray Royal Hospital in Perth.

The Category A Listed Murray Royal Asylum was designed in 1821 by William Burn, situated on a hill to the east of Perth city, and is the earliest surviving asylum building in Scotland and one of the few remaining from this period in the United Kingdom. Based on the 1816-18 Wakefield Asylum design, the building is notable for its retention of its H-plan form, with few additions or extensions since 1888, and contains arguably one of the finest rooms in the whole of Perth.

AT are currently working in close consultation with Perth and Kinross Council Planners and Historic Environments Scotland on masterplan proposals for new build and conversion dwellings. It is expected that a major development planning application will be lodged for the proposals in the coming months with a priority application decision expected later this year.

Engagement Congratulations

We would all like to congratulate Rachel Brown from our Edinburgh office on her recent engagement to her fiancé Tom Armistead. Tom proposed to Rachel in the Lake District in March. From all of us at Aitken Turnbull we wish them both a very happy future together.

AT achieve Investors in Young People Accreditation

Aitken Turnbull Architects has achieved the Investors in Young People Accreditation, the only people management standard that focuses on an employer’s recruitment and retention of young people. This represents a true commitment to the training and development of young people and demonstrates Aitken Turnbull as an employer of choice for young people.

Launched in July 2014, Investors in Young People originated through a key recommendation from the Commission for Developing Scotland’s Young Workforce, led by Sir Ian Wood. The accreditation is offered to all businesses across Scotland and exists to recognise and support organisations across Scotland in the employment of young people.