St Peter’s Seminary, Cardross

Stairwell, Photographed by Keith Milne 2012

The project started with a visit to St Peter’s College, Cardross. The college was orginally a seminary for the Archdiocese of Glasgow. Designed by Isi Metzstein and Andy McMillan of the architectural practice Gillespie, Kidd and Coia, it was completed in 1966. At the time it was considered a masterpiece of Scottish Modernist architecture.  In 1980 the seminary was closed and the building was used as a drug rehabilitation centre until the late 1980s when it was finally abandoned.  Since then the building has been overtaken slowly by the surrounding woodland and attacked by vandalism and the weather. The windows have fallen out, the timber roof beams have been burned and only the concrete seems to be still stubbornly resisting the final decay.

For more information on St Peter’s College follow these links:

Royal Commission of Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland

Hidden Glasgow

Concrete Britain/St. Peter’s Seminary


One Response to St Peter’s Seminary, Cardross

  1. This project is the best, in Scottish modernist. I have also visited here and taken pics in my camera. I will bookmark it keep posting.

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