Assembly Hall, Edinburgh


This project involved the conversion of the A Listed Church of Scotland Assembly Hall in Edinburgh, temporarily used as accommodation for the Scottish Parliament in 1999 and the annual re-conversion for the Church’s General Assembly each May. The final conversion back to Church of
Scotland use on a permanent basis took place during 2004-5, following completion of the new Scottish Parliament building at Holyrood.

The final phase of the project involved the removal of the MSP desks, equipment & furniture, adjustments to the tiered auditorium and the installation of 780 new auditorium seats.
(Euan Millar was Project Architect throughout, initially while working for Simpson & Brown Architects 1999-2003, with ICOSIS Architects acting on behalf of Simpson & Brown for the final conversion during 2003-5).

Photographs © Icosis