St Peter’s church and the local community in Newington are celebrating the completion of a new flat roof over the link building between church and hall. 

This was made possible with a generous grant from Viridor Credits Environmental Company who paid to replace the leaking 80 year old roof with a new one. The new roof has also allowed a new community room, wheelchair accessible lift and staircase, toilets and kitchen to be formed.

Liz Mackay, Works Convenor at St Peter’s Scottish Episcopal Church Edinburgh said: “St Peter’s Hall has given 80 years of service as a place where people of all backgrounds gather in fellowship, out of isolation and into community.  We are delighted that local people will be able to continue making connections in a fresh and welcoming new building.”

Michael Cunningham Project Liaison Manager Viridor Credits (Scotland) said: “Viridor Credits in association with the Scottish Landfill Communities Fund, funding towards the roof will help to ensure that this well used community amenity, along with the other elements that have been renewed will ensure that the hall will continue to serve the community in the future.  This project illustrates the need for this type of scheme for funding, now and in to the future.” 

The architects, Benjamin Tindall Architects, and contractors, Cornhill Building Services, are still working hard on the new building below the roof.  The new building will be open for community use autumn 2019.  The main hall at St Peter’s, Lutton Place will be refurbished in 2020.

The new flat roof at St Peter’s