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GLM are delighted to continue our support for Rural Scotland as we Headline Sponsor the Helping it Happen Awards 2021

Posted by on Apr 15, 2021 in We Are GLM

GLM are delighted to continue our support for Rural Scotland as we Headline Sponsor the Helping it Happen Awards 2021

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 once again be the headline sponsor of these awards as the unusual and […]

Instagram Takeover 2021 – David Johnson

Posted by on Apr 9, 2021 in Architecture

Instagram Takeover 2021 – David Johnson

Leading the way and starting the 2021 Takeover was David Johnson. David is a Director of GLM and one of the team’s Architects. He has been at GLM for almost 24 years and has seen lots change in that time so his ‘World of the Future’ is likely to reflect these learnings. Connect with David […]

Project Reflections : Westfield House

Posted by on Apr 8, 2021 in Building Surveying

Project Reflections : Westfield House

My latest project reflection takes us south of the border to the Northumberland town of Ashington to link up with a familiar client and contractor. Having previously worked with William Purves at their HQ in Edinburgh amongst other commissions, GLM were appointed to help realise the vision for the Ashington site. Upon the retirement of […]

Do you have what it takes to help deliver the change that is needed in the built environment?

Posted by on Mar 30, 2021 in Recruitment

Do you have what it takes to help deliver the change that is needed in the built environment?

GLM are seeking an enthusiastic and engaging building professional to join our Edinburgh based team taking on a wide range of exciting and challenging projects. You must have a sound technical knowledge base with 5 -10 years experience and can come from a Building Surveying, Architectural or Technologist background.  You should also have the following […]

Another Covid Related Blog!?

Posted by on Feb 5, 2021 in Project Management

Another Covid Related Blog!?

Another Covid related blog!? Unfortunately it is yes. But amongst the sometimes bleak times we find ourselves in I think there is a real chance for self-betterment and achieving the goals we have put off for so long. I remember at the start of the pandemic, I and several others naively thought we would be […]

Cost & Value

Posted by on Oct 29, 2020 in Architecture

Cost & Value

Architects have a reputation for not caring about cost. While sometimes that reputation is unfortunately deserved, I believe that more often the issue is that we care about more than just cost.  All too often as we travel around, we see projects where costs have obviously been pared to the bone without any thought of […]

Project Reflections : John O’Groats

Posted by on Oct 28, 2020 in We Are GLM

Project Reflections : John O’Groats

This week on our social media channels Aythan Lewes, Director, has reflected on the project at John O’Groats – sharing lessons learned and insights as well as some great photos. The blog below brings all those posts together as one memory of the project. If you were involved in the project or have stayed in […]

Project Reflections : The New Club, Edinburgh

Posted by on Oct 23, 2020 in Building Surveying, Project Management

Project Reflections : The New Club, Edinburgh

In my last blog I reflected on the restoration of Netherby Hall Stables – a unique project including the full restoration of a stable block to bring it back to its former glory and create holiday accommodation. Today’s blog is a different project, different scale, different nature but another truly unique building requiring many of […]

Conservation Accreditation : Project Approach

Posted by on Oct 19, 2020 in Architecture

Conservation Accreditation : Project Approach

At the start of the year, David Johnson finally gained his accreditation in conservation architecture with the RIAS. Here is an extract from his submission, setting out his approach to projects. It could be argued that conservation architecture should not be limited to a few special properties. Many lesser buildings are important and worthy of […]

18 months of GLM’s Highland Office

Posted by on Oct 8, 2020 in We Are GLM

18 months of GLM’s Highland Office

  It seems like only yesterday that I was writing in celebration of the Highland Office’s first Birthday in the midst of lockdown and a whole dose of uncertainty, unknowns and, quite rightly, disappointment at our summer being kyboshed by covid. Today I write as we sit on the edge of a second wave, a […]