Simpson & Brown Architects with Addyman Archaeology


Stuart Allan

Stuart joined Simpson & Brown in 1997 initially working on the new Headquarters for the National Trust for Scotland at 26-31 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh.  Stuart leads a team of  five, working on a wide variety of projects including works to private houses, churches, steading conversions, heritage  projects, commercial buildings, quinquennial reports and condition inspections.  Stuart became an Associate of the practice in 2002 and was accredited in Conservation Architecture in 2009.

Stuart was the project Architect for the multi-award-winning Chapel of St Albert the Great situated in the Old Town of Edinburgh and has a passion for modern contemporary design within historic settings. Other contemporary works include the Gardener’s Cottage and link building at Merchiston Castle School, interpretation and a new exhibition space at Blyth Battery and a new theatre and office space at Heron Corn Mill, Beetham.

Stuart has worked on country houses and estates including  an extension to the Lodge House, Spott Estate; Ardgowan House; a private shooting lodge with staff accommodation for the Raeshaw Estate. Stuart has worked on projects for private clients at properties on Drummond Place, Dundas Street and Moray Place , Edinburgh; Wormistoune House, Crail; the National Trust for Scotland headquarters at 26-31 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh; residential accommodation, High Street, Edinburgh and the restoration of Cousland Smiddy Cottage, Cousland. Stuart has worked on major planning applications for large housing developments at Brunton Gardens, Markinch, Tarvit Home Farm, Cupar and Reston, Scottish Borders.

Stuart also has extensive experience working on external fabric repair projects and knowledge of traditional masonry and lime. Projects include Stornoway Town Hall; House of Falkland, Falkland Estate; St Michael and All Angels, Helensburgh; St Andrew’s Cathedral, Aberdeen; Royal Mile Mansions and Arcade, North Bridge Edinburgh; Shildon Engine House, Ninebanks Tower, Muggleswick Grange (all North Pennines); Frederick Street Edinburgh; North Castle Street, Edinburgh and St James the Great, Stonehaven. His recent projects include the award winning Rievaulx Abbey Visitor Centre and Rye Harbour Visitor Centre in Sussex.






Left. The Chapel of St Albert the Great    Right. Moray Place Townhouse