Basic Site Details

Name: Bernat Klein Studio, High Sunderland
Town, district or village: Galashiels
City or county: Selkirkshire
Country: Scotland
Status: A listed
Grid ref:
Notes: The initial design included a small tower with a circular window at the top; this was the only thing Klein recalls disliking about Womersley's proposal, and it was dropped. Womersley was otherwise given a free hand in the design.
Upgraded from category B to A in July 2002.

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Studio  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 219691972Build/construction 
Item 2 of 21973 Won award or awardsReceived an RIBA Award and Edinburgh Architectural Association Centenary Medal


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 1Charles Peter Womersley (known as Peter Womersley)  19691972 


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Klein, Bernat 

Related Buildings, Structures and Designs

Parent Structure and Site

This structure is related to the following parent structure or site (click the item to view details):
 Building nameNotes
Item 1 of 1High SunderlandMrs Klein made specifications as to the proximity of the kitchen to the dining room and suchlike, but on the whole Klein recalls that they gave Womersley a free hand in the design. They had seen Farnley Hey (see separate entry) before, and this was what caused them to choose Womersley as architect.

The initial sketches (kept by the Kleins) show the use of local stone; this was abandoned for cost reasons, but the form of the design was retained.


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 4Glendinning, M, MacInnes, R and MacKechnie, A1996A History of Scottish Architecture  p603
Item 2 of 4Glendinning, Miles1997Rebuilding Scotland: The Postwar Vision, 1945-75  Tuckwell Press Ltdpp36, 153-5
Item 3 of 4  HS Listing, HB Number 19484
Item 4 of 4Willis, Peter1977New architecture in Scotland  p68-71

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Courtesy of Bernat KleinInterview of Bernat Klein by Jessica Taylor, 27 January 2009 at High Sunderland