The Vinery Presentation

Following the announcement in November 2023 that GD Lodge Architects were awarded the AALD Award 2023 for Conservation + Adaption and the overall Ian Shepherd Award, for the Vinery in Banff, we are finally in receipt of our fabulous trophies. These were kindly presented by Yvonne Tough and Victoria Grant from Aberdeenshire Council Built Heritage Team on behalf of the award sponsors. Credit also to Aberdeenshire Council for the presentation image.




The Vinery

Delighted to announce that The Vinery has been awarded the Aberdeenshire Architectural & Landscape Design Award 2023 for Conservation and Adaption as well as the overall Ian Shepherd Award. The B Listed glasshouse and potting sheds have been unused since the 1980’s. Years of neglect and deterioration had led to both buildings being listed on the Buildings at Risk Register. Following emergency works to stabilise the structure, restoration began in 2021. Now operated by Aberdeen Foyer as a community hub, kitchen and cafe. The Vinery has quickly become a focus of growth in Banff. Thanks to all involved.




Mill of Boyndie Residential Development

An application for planning premission has now been lodged for a stunning rural development in partnership with Ken Barbour Ltd.

Set within the grounds of the former farmhouse and steading,  Mill of Boyndie is a unique opportunity for country living 2 miles west of Banff off the A88 offering 8no. residential units.

The main B listed farmhouse is to be restored to its former Georgian grandeur and is the centre piece of the development with expansive garden area and a detached annex.

Either side of this are two detached bungalows within the former east and west walled gardens taking advantage of the stunning views south and west.

Beyond this sits the steading courtyard comprising detached and semi detached units responding to the former steading buildings. All traditionally designed with a sympathetic palette of stone slate and render in keeping with the original character of the farm.

The development is well served with on site parking and garaging and will be built to the latest thermal and environmental standards including air sourced heat pumps, solar panels and EV chargers.






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