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Project Reflections : 1 Grosvenor Crescent

Posted by on Sep 25, 2020 in Architecture

Project Reflections : 1 Grosvenor Crescent

This once magnificent Victorian townhouse had been for many years the headquarters of the Land Tribunal (Land Court). As a government building the external fabric, the ashlar walls and slate roof were in excellent condition and had been well looked after over the years. Internally, the rooms had been altered to accommodate as best as […]

Congratulations to all Finalists in the Helping It Happen Awards 2020

Posted by on Sep 21, 2020 in We Are GLM

Congratulations to all Finalists in the Helping It Happen Awards 2020

Scottish Land and Estates organise the Helping it Happen Awards seeking to celebrate rural Scotland and those who are helping it thrive through sharing and recognising good news stories from up and down the country,  both big and small. Despite all that has happened in 2020, these awards are going ahead and GLM are delighted […]

Building Surveys

Posted by on Sep 18, 2020 in Building Surveying

Building Surveys

What is it? The term “survey” meaning an inspection of a building followed by a report is peculiar to Britain and countries that have been connected with Britain.  To Americans “surveying” more usually calls to mind the process of measurement and mapping. One of GLM’s specialism is “building surveying” and this too can give rise […]

Islands on the Edge

Posted by on Sep 9, 2020 in We Are GLM

Islands on the Edge

Following coverage of the open letter from Hebridean communities regarding the economic pressure on housing for locals, our Chartered Building Surveyor Eilidh Walker – herself a Hebridean – felt a particularly personal connection to the issues raised. Here she gives her own view on the challenges faced on Scotland’s western islands: “This year’s pandemic has […]

Project Reflections : Netherby Hall Stables

Posted by on Sep 3, 2020 in Building Surveying

Project Reflections : Netherby Hall Stables

Four years, thirty plus progress meetings and four variations to listed building consent later, the restoration works of the Victorian Stables at Netherby Hall are finally complete. They say all projects are unique and in many ways they are, but I’m not sure I will ever have the privilege of overseeing a special project like […]

Project Management

Posted by on Aug 26, 2020 in Project Management

Project Management

One of my great uncles was a Brigadier General in the Royal Engineers, a long extinct rank. As an engineer before the First World War he was responsible for a large portfolio of military buildings including the construction of brick stables in Chatham, having in mind that they might be repurposed for motor vehicles which […]

Symbolism in modern church architecture

Posted by on Aug 24, 2020 in Architecture

Symbolism in modern church architecture

I recently finished reading Theology in Stone by Richard Kieckhefer (read my review here).  It explores four key aspects of church architecture: Spatial Dynamics, Centering Focus, Aesthetic Impact and Symbolic Resonance, and how these have been treated in different types of churches at different times through history. In a previous blog post, I looked particularly […]

GLM delighted to sponsor 2020’s Helping It Happen Awards

Posted by on Jul 29, 2020 in We Are GLM

GLM delighted to sponsor 2020’s Helping It Happen Awards

The Helping it Happen Awards, organised by Scottish Land and Estates, seeks to celebrate rural Scotland and those who are helping it thrive through sharing and recognising good news stories from up and down the country,  both big and small. GLM are delighted to be the headline sponsor of these awards in what has been an unusual […]

Tales from Sabbatical – Kristi Greer

Posted by on Jun 12, 2020 in Architecture

Tales from Sabbatical – Kristi Greer

I was delighted to be offered a sabbatical from GLM to take a period of leave to join my partner in his home country, New Zealand. After years of immersing myself in studying, training, and becoming a well-established project architect I was looking forward to extended time off and turning on my “Out of Office”. […]

Instagram Takeover – Eilidh Walker

Posted by on Jun 10, 2020 in We Are GLM

Instagram Takeover – Eilidh Walker

For Week 5 on the takeover the reigns went from one of the longest serving team members to the newest member of the GLM team – Eilidh Walker. Originally from Stornoway, Eilidh has joined the Highland office of GLM and is a Chartered Surveyor. Over the course of her takeover, Eilidh took us through her […]