We’re thrilled to announce the successful completion and handover of the next nine properties at the Linen Quarter development.

The Linen Quarter at Pilmuir Works represents a vibrant new residential community, nestled within the meticulously restored Category A-listed Damask linen factory. This historic gem was once listed on Historic Environment Scotland’s Buildings at Risk Register, and it stands as one of the last enduring remnants of the linen and textile industry that once dominated the city during the 19th Century.

Our vision for this site encompassed the intricate restoration and reimagining of the Grade A Listed premises, notably the remarkable 28-bay, 3-story Italianate warehouse that faces on to Pilmuir Street.

Throughout this transformative journey, our team maintained close collaboration with Historic Environment Scotland (HES). Together, we meticulously surveyed the extensive fabric of the building, devising structural and environmental strategies that gracefully bridged the gap between preserving the heritage of old structures and meeting the demands of modern living. We navigated the delicate balance between allowing the historic fabric to breathe while addressing contemporary thermal requirements. An integral part of our approach was our commitment to heating all residences with 100% locally sourced green energy, courtesy of the pioneering Dunfermline District Heating System. This sustainable choice not only reduces our carbon footprint but also promises reduced maintenance costs, enhanced comfort, and a tangible reduction in fuel poverty.

“We are thrilled to see the ongoing progress as we near the end of this next phase, and the handover of these nine units. With just one more phase remaining, we eagerly await the completion of the entire masterplan.”

               – Graham Barr, Associate, jmarchitects

For more information on this project: https://jmarchitects.net/the-linen-quarter-pilmuir-works/

Photography Credit: David Cadzow

Credit: Graham Barr, jmarchitects

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