Balgove Larder – Farm Shop. St Andrews

By breathing new life into an old steading, Strathtyrum Estate will establish a new destination on Scotland’s fine food map with the opening of the Balgove Larder farm shop, butchery, and café.

Algo was appointed in May 2010 to work with the Cheape family and Will Docker, farm shop manager, to transform the derelict farm steading into the building that now stands full of character, restored using local stone and incorporating energy-saving measures, including a wood-fuelled boiler and underfloor heating.

A quality build completed within a tight timescale has resulted in a project that has exceeded expectations. Balgove Larder sits opposite the famous Old Course of St Andrews.

“Algo proved to be an amazing company to work with on developing old vernacular farm buildings into an impressive redeveloped retail space. Despite various goal post moves by ourselves during the project the Algo team proved to be flexible, dynamic and a great company to work with in getting a difficult job to completion within time and on budget. Algo comes highly recommended by the Balgove Larder”

Will Docker