Stobs Mill Gunpowder Works

Stobs Mill Gunpowder Works

Education Centre Stobs Mill Gunpowder Works Gore Glen, Midlothian 2009 A baseline survey of the gunpowder works was carried out by David Connolly, Archaeological Consultant for Connolly Heritage Consultants, with a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. The aim of the report was to access the current state of the surviving monuments and assess the potential for making the site more accessible to the public and informing them about the history and operations of the gunpowder works.


Community meeting

Community Architecture I have been actively involved in community projects since becoming a board member of Gorebridge Community Development Trust (GCDT) in 2007. I was taken on as architectural advisor for the community centre, now called Gorebridge Beacon, that was just being talked about by the then chair, Archie Pacey. I have since participated in several projects outlined below often in collaboration with my now co-chair, Stephanie Walker. School Workshops, Midlothian Halvorsen Architects and Stephanie Walker, a Forest School Leader, are running a series of projects in primary schools in Midlothian. They have completed one wood workshop culminating in the construction of a high-level hut with Tynewater Primary in Pathhead and are currently working with Stobhill Primary in Gorebridge to build a ‘sister …


Principal:Gail Halvorsen Halvorsen Architects specialises in sustainable and ecological design for residential, educational and commercial buildings. Halvorsen Architects was founded by Gail Halvorsen in 1994. Having trained at the Architectural Association and worked at leading London architects Michael Hopkins & Partners for five years, Gail Halvorsen established the practice with a view to developing her own brand of vernacular modernism. Running a small practice also facilitates one-to-one relationships with clients, which often leads to better and more imaginative designs. Soon after setting up Halvorsen Architects, Gail Halvorsen was named as an “up and coming young female architects to watch” by architectural periodical Perspectives. Two years later Halvorsen Architects relocated from London to Edinburgh where Gail focused on developing an expertise …