Simpson & Brown Architects with Addyman Archaeology


Andy Halford

Andy trained at Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and spent a year at L’Ecole d’Architecture de Grenoble as part of the Erasmus exchange programme, to improve his knowledge of the French language. He completed an office-based diploma course to gain his Part II accreditation in 2012 and qualified in 2014, becoming an associate later that year.

Andy joined Simpson & Brown in 2006 to develop his interest in conservation architecture and the design of new, innovative buildings. He has been involved in the redevelopment of Stornoway Town Hall, a prominent category B-listed building in the centre of the town. The work involved conservation of important historic features as well as sensitive intervention and alteration. The work has established a sense of purpose for the building, helping to sustain its long-term future. At Simpson & Brown, Andy has had extensive experience of external fabric repair projects and knowledge of traditional masonry and lime. Projects include Stornoway Town Hall; Stranraer Town Kirk; St. Michaels, Inveresk; Kelvingrove Parish Church; St. Mary’s Church, Aberfoyle; Portobello Pottery Kilns; and Ford Moss Colliery.

Andy has also been involved in a number of residential projects including South Lauder Road; Laidlawstiel House and Wormistoune House. The work entailed both conservation of important historic features and fabric as well as sensitive modern intervention and alterations to listed buildings. He has also been involved in the early stages of several larger housing schemes based on ‘Designing Streets’ principles. ‘Designing Streets’ is a change in the emphasis of guidance on street design towards place-making and away from a system focused upon the dominance of motor vehicles. Projects include Fochabers; Kippendavie; Strathmartine; and Dollar.




Left. Wormistoune Pavilion    Right. Stornoway Town Hall