MacKinnon Hall, Linlithgow
Extension, Renovation and Refurbishment of Scout Hall

A full renovation of the 1960's McKinnon Scout Hall was far more than a cosmetic make-over. Extra insulation was added in all the walls which were then re-clad in new weatherboards, with the boards on the main hall being sawn in a local sawmill from locally grown Scottish Larch trees.

Single glazed windows were replaced with double glazing. The un-insulated flat roof was replaced with a highly insulated pitched roof. Improvements were made to make the hall and all its internal spaces fully accessible to all. Fluorescent lights were replaced with low energy LEDs. The electric heating system was upgraded with thermostatic controls, digital programmers and absence detectors, and photovoltaic panels were added to the large roof, sufficient to generate a healthy surplus of electricity each year. A new kitchen, toilet facilities and cycle racks were installed, and hard-wearing low maintenance finishes were provided inside and out, using The Scouts' associated branding colours.

The result is a significantly enhanced building which is not only a great deal more attractive than before but also more sustainable, more accessible, more secure and more suitable for the needs of the evolving demands of The Scouts.

The brilliant celebratory cake was made by Truly Scrumptious in Linlithgow.

EKJN Architects
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Linlithgow, West Lothian, EH49 7EJ

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