July 6 2004: Church aims to revitalise derelict seminary â€˜masterpieceâ€™
One of Scotland's finest examples of post-modern architecture, which is lying derelict, will be transformed by proposals unveiled yesterday. The archdiocese of Glasgow aims to revitalise the A-listed St Peter's seminary building in Cardross, near Helensburgh, which has been called a "masterpiece of modernism". In recent years, the site has become increasingly rundown since its closure in 1980, but the Catholic Church wants to reopen the building and its surrounding estate to recreational use. Under the scheme, the building, regarded as one of the finest works of Gillespie Kidd and Coia, the Glasgow architects, would be safeguarded, restored, and the surrounding Kilmahew estate opened up for the amenity of the local community.