ARPL Architects Ltd Announces New Name and Relaunches Website
Submitted by: Fame Publicity Services
Ayrshire, Scotland (OPENPRESS) July 20, 2009 -- A leading firm of architects in Ayrshire has announced a change of name.
ARPL Architects Ltd (formerly ARP Lorimer & Associates) has also launched its new website www.arpl.co.uk together with a new logo and corporate identity.
The rebranding of ARPL Architects Ltd has been carried out by Ayr-based creative agency Paligap.
ARPL Architects Ltd director Pat Lorimer commented: "The four directors of ARPL Architects are pleased to be celebrating our fresh new image after 35 years, and are looking forward to a successful time ahead with some of the exciting projects we are currently working on. Our new website demonstrates the conservation and sustainability fields we have established, and the diversity of buildings we are now working with."
ARPL Architects Ltd
The directors of ARPL Architects Ltd are Patrick Lorimer, Robert Gilliland, Gordon Fleming, and Rebecca Cadie with John Ramsay, Stewart Glendinning and Kenneth Handley as associates.
The ARPL philosophy is to produce buildings to the highest design standards in close consultation with its clients. Designs are innovative and sympathetic to both the immediate and the broader environment in which they are constructed, with an emphasis on sustainability. Each project embraces the unique nature of the client's needs and the site.
Over the 36 years since Patrick Lorimer established the original practice, ARPL's status in the profession has grown steadily in line with its position as a medium-sized practice with a reputation for well executed projects. From its base in Ayr the practice carries out projects over a wide geographical area from the Orkneys and the Western Isles to Ireland.
The firm's project experience covers the fields of housing, churches, schools, commercial projects, private houses, community and arts buildings. Particular expertise has been developed in contemporary sustainable design, specialist conservation works and design for historically sensitive environments.
ARPL's work has received wide recognition through numerous design and environmental awards presented over the years for its new build and conservation works. Regular success in design competitions adds to the practice portfolio.
ARPL are currently working on new and refurbishment housing for Lochside, Ayr, several church and castle conservation and restoration projects and new community facilities in the South West of Scotland. Appointments for church commissions involve a range of denominations and projects from conservation and repair to extensions and new build. The firm is also involved in country houses and estates and the design of new houses for private owners.
The practice typically handles projects with construction values ranging from £100k through to £15m.
ARPL directors have managed to keep their business stable during the current difficult times and have a busy current workload, of which they will be sharing the highlights with the Ayrshire Elite Business Circle at a breakfast meeting on Wednesday 29 July at Loudoun Hall in Ayr.
Recent celebrations include the official opening of the Catrine Community Fish Hatchery by Cathy Jamieson MSP with East Ayrshire Provost Stephanie Young.
The Catrine fish hatchery situated close to the river Ayr, is a project which seeks to help re-vitalise a depressed town in Ayrshire. The Catrine Community Trust has set out to develop a range of projects which help reverse this trend. The fish hatchery is the first of these to be realised with the aim of sustaining fish stocks in the river. The building sits below an existing reservoir and makes use of the water control system to supply a range of tanks.
The building brief asked for a sustainable design approach and is constructed from natural materials. The walls are clay block with lime render. The roof is slate covered with a timber structure and natural fibre insulation boards. This use of natural materials ensures a healthy clean environment for the fish and for the Trust members working in the building.
THE ELITE AYRSHIRE BUSINESS CIRCLE
ARPL Architects Ltd is a founder member of the Elite Ayrshire Business Circle.
The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle is an association founded in 2007 by some of the top companies in Ayrshire.
Its purpose is to publicise its members, and to celebrate and promote the rich diversity of industry, commerce and business services available within the county boundaries of Ayrshire.
Members include the Clydesdale Bank, Ayr Racecourse, Western House Hotel and South Ayrshire Council. and member company activities include broadcasting, building and construction, architectural practice, estate agency and land management, chartered accountancy, insurance broking, legal services, golf club management, marketing services and brand creation, web design and public relations consultancy.
For further information about The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle and to apply for membership, e-mail email@example.com
Founder members of the Elite Ayrshire Business Circle:
South Ayrshire Council http://www.south-ayrshire.gov.uk
Clydesdale Bank http://www.cbonline.co.uk
Ayr Racecourse http://www.ayr-racecourse.co.uk
Western House Hotel http://www.ayr-racecourse.co.uk/hotel.html
CKD Galbraith Property Consultants http://www.ckdgalbraith.co.uk
Frazer Coogans Solicitors http://www.frazercoogans.co.uk
Accident & Injury Claims Centre http://www.accidentclaims.com
MacKay Corporate Insurance Brokers http://www.mackaycorporate-brokers.com
Donald Ross Estate Agents: http://www.donaldross.co.uk
William Skinner & Son Building Contractors http://www.williamskinner.co.uk
Sinclair Scott Chartered Accountants http://www.sinclairscott.com
Paligap Creative Agency http://www.paligap.com
ARPL Architects Ltd http://www.arpl.co.uk
Brunston Castle Golf Club http://www.brunstoncastle.co.uk
Fouters Restaurant http://www.fouters.co.uk
Christie Financial Planning Ltd http://www.christiefp.com
Allison Lightbody Waddell Chartered Surveyors http://www.alwsurveyors.com
Kestrel Press http://www.kestrelpress.com
Fame Publicity Services Public Relations Consultancy http://www.famepublicity.co.uk
West Sound Radio http://www.westsound.co.uk
Easton Kitchens & Bathrooms