St. Oswald’s Centre


St. Oswald's Centre


Bruntsfield, Edinburgh



Brief and Response

St. Oswald's Church and Hall is a community owned space in Bruntsfield, Edinburgh. The vision for the buildings is to create a vibrant, family-focused, community hub with facilities for clubs, classes and leisure activities. This revived building will become the St. Oswald's Centre.

However, the buildings required renovation before being able to offer these community facilities. GLM have been providing architectural and building surveying support for the restoration of the buildings. The phase one programme is underway to secure the building, making it structurally stable, wind and water tight.

Once the remedial works are complete, the phase two programme will seek to improve the functionality of the buildings. As part of this, planning and listed building has been approved for a single storey extension to the rear, installation of air source heat pumps and internal accessibility improvements.


"David J and the team at GLM have been instrumental to our successful Community Asset Transfer and subsequent restoration of St. Oswald’s church and hall in Bruntsfield, Edinburgh. Their pragmatic yet sympathetic approach allowed our project to proceed on a realistic basis. GLM fully engaged in the community consultation process, often fielding challenging enquiries from the local community effectively and compassionately. They have also been fully supportive of our climate conscious approach to the refurbishment and have worked hard on our behalf with the planning process. "