ARCHITECTURE: Commercial/Office/Hotel Building or Project

2-4 Blythswood Square

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The basis of the project and brief at 2-4 Blythswood Square, was to provide 2500sqm of Grade A speculative office space, over five floors within an existing B-listed Georgian terrace overlooking Blythswood Square. The project involved refurbishment and alteration works to the existing floors of cellular offices to form large open plan office suites working within and around the confines of a listed façade and an internal ‘feature’ staircase.  The design strategy was to fundamentally improve accessibility, circulation and way-finding […]

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The Fife Arms Hotel

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The Fife Arms, a landmark building in the Scottish village of Braemar, has been restored to its former glory as the centre of the community after an extensive four-year programme of regeneration and restoration. The former Victorian coaching inn has long been the heart of Braemar, which hosts the annual Highland Games/ Braemar Gathering in Aberdeenshire. In recent decades however the once-flourishing establishment had declined, not helped by unsympathetic 20th century additions that had compromised its historic character. The completed […]

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Cairngorms National Park Authority Headquarters

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Located within the Grantown on Spey Conservation Area, the new CNPA Headquarters provides office and meeting accommodation for around 30 staff along with an appropriate and welcoming public face for the CNPA. The pre-existing Category B Listed building at 14 The Square forms the north corner between Church Avenue and The Square. By occupying the area immediately to the rear of 14 The Square and maintaining a low profile to the street edge the new building simultaneously enlivens the south […]

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Tollcross Housing Association Offices

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The initial competition brief from the client, Tollcross Housing Association, prioritised three fundamental requirements. First, the project would require a particular response to the context of the site on Tollcross Road, terminating the Western gable of a historic tenement overlooking the expansive woodland of Tollcross Park. Second, the building should consolidate the various individual departments of the organisation, interview and committee areas, together into one building as one working community. Importantly each department should interact yet retain a clearly defined […]

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16 Church Street

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West Dunbartonshire Councils flagship office building at 16 Church Street Dumbarton, provides modern workspace for 500 staff, together with associated public services, in the heart of Dumbarton Town Centre, replacing their dilapidated building at Garshake Road on the outskirts of town. The site for the new building was identified to create a catalyst for the regeneration in Dumbarton Town Centre, together with ambitions to conserve the façade of William Leiper’s Grade A listed former Burgh Hall and Academy Building which, […]

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