Ayrshire Housing is pleased that its redevelopment of Ayr’s Cathedral of the Good Shepherd has been included in this year’s Doors Open day programme.
The building designed by William Cowie and Torry as a parish church and completed in 1957 was elevated to Cathedral status in 1961. Following its closure, it was redeveloped by Ayrshire Housing to a design by Gordon Fleming of Ayr-based ARPL Architects. Retaining the tower and main gable of the category C listed building, 25 new flats and houses have been erected in a form which respects the legacy of the church building. Gordon Fleming was appointed following a restricted architectural competition in 2002. More information can be found about the competition and the resulting development in previous posts.
Access will be available through the refurbished main doors to the new courtyard between 1 and 4 pm on Sunday 7th September. There will be a small exhibitions of the work of Ayrshire Housing and ARPL. The development is at Dalmilling Crescent, Ayr. KA8 0QL
“Doors Open Day Ayrshire” takes place over the weekend of 6 and 7 September. It gives the public access to a wide range of interesting buildings.