Hadden & PKC makes progress at St Pauls Church

Work is progressing well at the historic St Paul's Church in Perth since Perth & Kinross Council took over ownership on 3rd February 2017 with the aim of securing the building and bringing it back into use.

Work done on site to date by our General Works department includes:  site establishment, removal of external overhead risks (loose slates, masonry, vegetation, other debris); inspection by engineer of high level areas, external bat survey with no bats detected, temporary splinting of upper spire by steeplejacks and the commencement of erection of works scaffolding to the main building.

Currently the council is in the process of procuring specialist environmental cleaners to remove bird droppings and dead birds and procuring a contractor to secure the internal features of the building (ceilings, gallery and roof areas) identifying the external stone repairs required and examining options for a scaffold wrap for the main building.

To complete the first phase of the regeneration programme for the church, which is expected to take 12-18 months depending on the weather, the council will

  • Finish creating a safe working environment
  • Fully scaffold the main building and the spire
  • Establish solidarity of the floor structure
  • Clear out the internal features of the building safely (pews, gallery, fittings)
  • Identify and remove any asbestos
  • Establish a temporary prop for the roof and if possible remove the roof

The intention for the building is to create a public open space that can be used for public performances, markets and other events.  Currently the proposals include the removal of the existing roof and opening up the portals through the Gothic arch windows.

For more details visit the Project Page.