Project Update : New Build Chapel on the West Coast

Posted by on Aug 1, 2017 in Architecture, We Are GLM

Project Update : New Build Chapel on the West Coast

Work is continuing well on site. All the stones for the apse vault have now been cut and are ready to erect. This took a bit longer than planned with several meetings at the stone yard as we tried to twist our brains around how to cut the complex shapes. The trickiest are where an […]

CELEBRATING 20 YEARS AT GLM : 2004 – Morridgehall Cottage

Posted by on Jul 14, 2017 in Architecture, We Are GLM

CELEBRATING 20 YEARS AT GLM : 2004 – Morridgehall Cottage

David Johnson first joined GLM back in 1997 and now heads up the architecture team. In the run up to the 20 year anniversary of David being at GLM he will share with us some of his favourite projects through the years and the odd photo along the way too!  Our project at Morridgehall for […]

CELEBRATING 20 YEARS AT GLM : 2001 – Culachy Garden Cottage

Posted by on Jun 22, 2017 in Architecture, We Are GLM

CELEBRATING 20 YEARS AT GLM : 2001 – Culachy Garden Cottage

David Johnson first joined GLM back in 1997 and now heads up the architecture team. In the run up to the 20 year anniversary of David being at GLM he will share with us some of his favourite projects through the years and the odd photo along the way too!  Whilst I enjoy the convenience […]

Listed Buildings – what does being listed mean?

Posted by on Jun 14, 2017 in Building Surveying, We Are GLM

Listed Buildings – what does being listed mean?

Many buildings are of architectural or historical interest but, when Historic Environment Scotland consider a building for listing, this interest must be ‘special’. Therefore, a listed building is a building that has been designated as having special architectural or historic interest. Listed buildings cover a wealth of buildings such as castles, towers, palaces, churches, chapels […]

Listed Buildings – Owning a Listed Building

Posted by on Jun 5, 2017 in Building Surveying, We Are GLM

Listed Buildings – Owning a Listed Building

Having the opportunity of owning a listed building is, undoubtedly, a very rewarding experience, as they are special and usually have plenty of stories to tell. However, it may also be a challenge, primarily if it is not understood what makes them special. In Edinburgh, there are over 4,500 listed buildings, many of which, are […]

Celebrating 20 years at GLM : 1999 – 113 George Street

Posted by on Jun 1, 2017 in Architecture, We Are GLM

Celebrating 20 years at GLM : 1999 – 113 George Street

David Johnson first joined GLM back in 1997 and now heads up the architecture team. In the run up to the 20 year anniversary of David being at GLM he will share with us some of his favourite projects through the years and the odd photo along the way too!  Tucked in a back corner […]

Property Development – How Do I Complete my Residential Development?

Posted by on May 26, 2017 in Architecture, Residential, We Are GLM

Property Development – How Do I Complete my Residential Development?

Last week we discussed procurement strategies, but what happens next? How do you complete your residential development? Once you have selected a Contractor to carry out the construction works for your development, a Building Contract needs to be draw up between you the Developer, acting as Employer, and the Contractor. The Building Contract requires a […]

Property Development – how do I select a tender strategy?

Posted by on May 19, 2017 in Architecture, Residential, We Are GLM

Property Development – how do I select a tender strategy?

Last week we introduced the statutory consents that may be required when embarking on residential property development. This week we discuss procurement strategies – competitive or negotiated tender. It is an Architect’s professional responsibility to advise their Client on procurement and which tender strategy is best suited to the nature of the project and scope […]

Property Development – I’ve got a building, what’s next?

Posted by on May 12, 2017 in Architecture, Residential, We Are GLM

Property Development – I’ve got a building, what’s next?

Last week we discussed identifying the right building for property development, what happens once you’ve found that building and how do you progress? The preliminary design stage for any project requires a clear brief to facilitate discussion and ensure that specific requirements are taken into consideration. The concept stage for residential property development will involve […]

Property Development – is this the right building for me?

Posted by on May 5, 2017 in Architecture, Residential, We Are GLM

Property Development – is this the right building for me?

Investing in property can be highly rewarding, not only in terms of profit, but the restoration and refurbishment of existing buildings is extremely fulfilling. Neglected buildings can be renovated to transform and revive existing buildings and they present attractive opportunities for residential development. There are important factors to consider during your property acquisition such as: […]