Local help sought for Stirlingshire mansion project

PRESS RELEASE – September 2017:

Local skills are being sought to complete the final phase of an ambitious country house restoration and development project in Stirlingshire.

The company working on Larbert House and Country Estate, just outside Falkirk, is to stage an event in conjunction with the Forth Valley Chamber of Commerce, to find local contractors to help carry out the work.

All Saints Construction has been contracted to deliver the project and via its partners programme, is looking to meet and build relationships with local contractors to complete this scheme and a further two new developments in Scotland.

Most trades are needed including: Stone masons, brick layers, electricians, joiners, plumbers, plasterers, roofers, kitchen fitters and painters and decorators.  The briefing will be held at the site (FK5 3NR) on Thursday 5th October between 2 and 6pm.  To secure a place, just email info@allsaintsconstruction.co.uk or call 0191 211 4130.

All Saints Living, the development division of All Saints Construction, has already won two awards for the restoration project on the main house – the first being Best Renovation Project, Scotland title at the 2015 Real Estate and Property Awards and most recently the Residential Development Category Award, for Central Scotland, in the UK Property Awards 2017, in association with Bentley Motors.

The project has seen the creation of 20 luxury apartments in a restored 19th Century Mansion House.  When completed, a further 10 mews houses and eight executive detached properties will be developed within the gardens.

Sonali Craddock, Marketing Director with All Saints Living, said:  “This is a prestigious scheme in an extremely beautiful setting and we are seeking people with the skills to do it justice and create a new community in an historic setting.”

Set within a landscape of mature trees, wild meadow land and lawns running down to its private loch, Larbert House was the vision of industrialist Sir Gilbert Stirling.  He appointed architect David Hamilton, widely regarded as the father of architecture in Glasgow, to design a mansion house that would match and compliment the splendour of the surrounding countryside.

Built in 1822, the house was extended by then owner, Sir John Graham, in 1904, when servants’ quarters were constructed. Sir John lived at Larbert House until he died in 1926, after which the estate changed hands several times until it was severely damaged by fire in 2006.