The Fountain Bar


The Shilling Group Ltd.





Brief and Response

GLM was appointed by the Shilling Group to design and project manage the transformation of a traditional yet rough and uninspiring pub (known amongst locals as ‘Vietnam’). Located in the former brewery district of Edinburgh, GLM stepped in to provide design and building

work. Working with contractor Prime Property Ventures and interior design firm, NoChintz, the pub now boasts a full re-design of the space. With a turnkey delivery to the client in less than 3 months, the bar opened for business in May 2012 and confidently exudes

an overall calming, vintage and ‘up-cycled’ feel. The completed space confirms the whole design teams’ efforts in creating and bridging the gap between old and new in this sophisticated yet inviting pub.


"I felt very comfortable and confident GLM were going to achieve our desired outcome right from the first meeting. Each meeting after that gave me even more confidence. They listened, asked the right questions, and delivered on time and within budget."

Michael McGuigan, Director