GLM Team Day Out: An Educational Visit to Nunraw Tower Site

Posted by on Jun 22, 2016 in Architecture, Project Management, We Are GLM

GLM Team Day Out: An Educational Visit to Nunraw Tower Site

We often have many large scale and complex projects progressing all at once, but our experienced team knows how to juggle it all. At the moment, one of those major projects is Nunraw Tower, an ‘A’ Listed castle in East Lothian that GLM is refurbishing and adapting to an alternative use. Historic building refurbishments are nothing new for GLM, but as architects, building surveyors and construction managers on this large scale project, it has become a major focus for several members of the team.

To catch everyone up, the entire team took a field trip to site last week to see the progress for ourselves. Project leaders led small groups on tours of the castle – from the lower ground floor up to the castle parapets – to assess the progress and discuss the innovative ways they are approaching the transformation of this fascinating historic building.

As construction managers, GLM is acting as main contractor directly managing the procurement and construction process on behalf of the client.  With an office and site manager permanently situated on site, we oversee and manage each individual trades packages maintaining strong oversight on the project. One of these tradesmen include the brilliant craftsmen from Laurence Mcintosh. Their team has set up a workshop on site where they are meticulously restoring all the wooden doors and panelling from the Tower which, once restored, will be placed back in the building.

Nunraw Collage

This complex building has presented a number of challenges to GLM’s project leaders requiring them to think outside of the box when confronted with a new complication or road block. This visit proved to be a fantastic training experience for the entire team offering learnings that can and will be applied to many projects down the road. To learn more about Nunraw Tower, see the case study on our website.