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Hospitality, Sport & Leisure

The Fraser Centre

The Fraser Centre was formerly known as The Winton Cinema, a 700 seat 1922 style cinema which closed in 1972. The centre had fallen into disrepair and the Fraser Centre Community Trust was formed in 2011 to redevelop the centre.

The redevelopment has improved community facilities in Tranent and provided a centre for learning, development and arts & entertainment. 

The project involved the creation of a modern cinema and performance area, event space, business suites, a café and a variety of community use multi-purpose rooms. 

The philosophy for ventilation was to be natural where possible, however where mechanical ventilation was necessary energy recovery was employed to provide a low energy / low carbon solution for compliance with new building regulations. Heating is provided by modular high efficiency low NOx rated condensing atmospheric gas fired boiler plant. 

A small scale gas fired combined heat and power unit provides base heat load through engine heat recovery, with power utilised on site to displace a proportion of grid supplied electricity. The benefits are reduced energy costs and reduced carbon emissions.


  • New community cinema and cafe. 

  • Dynamic simulation modelling used to prove regulation compliance.


  • RICS Social Impact Awards Scotland 2020.

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Hulley & Kirkwood provided good service on a project which was difficult and protracted.

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