Wellmeadows Garden Room Extension

Planning application now secured for a contemporary garden room extension to an existing residential property. The former conservatory was unnder utilised - too hot in summer and too cold in winter. The new garden room incorporates a formal dining area as well as lounge space linking to a remodelled open plan kitchen.






Machrihanish Dunes Expansion

Following the success of Machrihanish Dunes Golf Course for the Kintyre Development Company, an application has now been lodged for Planning Permission and Permission in Principal for an expansion to the existing golf course and the creation of a leisure destination comprising golf clubhouse and spa, resort hotel and residential lodge accommodation all set within the existing dunescape.






Blue Lagoon

Team G D Lodge were well looked after last Friday at the new flagship Blue Lagoon restaurant on Glasgow’s Gordon Street. Their iconic takeaway unit beside Central Station has been transformed, by expansion into the adjacent 2 storey retail unit, now providing a memorable sit-in restaurant experience.






Wellington Wealth

Stunning interior fit out for Glasgow based financial advisors Wellington Wealth to create an “agile” office in a contemporary loft style. The client’s selection of interior fittings look even better than envisaged, resulting in a vibrant & inspiring workplace.






Eastwood Estate

A Planning Application has now been submitted for the Eastwood Estate. The proposals will “save” the former Eastwood Golf Course and see this transformed as a prime sports & leisure facility for East Renfrewshire. The development will include a remodelled 12 hole pay-and-play golf course with purpose built pavilion, an associated woodland retreat and some residential dwellings all set within an enhanced landscape setting.






The Primary

PANACEA homes are excited to launch ‘The Primary’ in Kirkintilloch; an exclusive bespoke 15 home re-development of St Agatha’s primary school on Gartshore Road, all designed by G D Lodge Architects.

The luxury sandstone conversions will retain original features from the school whilst contemporary styled new builds will take centre stage within the former school’s playground area.





Hillhead Heights

Congratulations to Hayhill Developments for being shortlisted as a Finalist in this year’s Scottish Home Awards in 2 categories: House of the Year and Show Home of the year. Both Award categories relate to “Hillhead Heights”, an attractive and well- priced development in Mauchline, East Ayrshire. The entire development was masterplanned by G D Lodge Architects and our brief included the design of a bespoke range of new house types, specifically for the location.




The Vinery

GD Lodge Architects are delighted to be working with Aberdeenshire Council on a fantastic community regeneration project in Banff, Aberdeenshire. Works are due to commence on the B Listed former bothy and glasshouse in Airlie Gardens, the former walled garden to Duff House, and will see their full restoration including conservation stone and roof repairs to the bothy and hand crafted frame with new glazing to the vinery glasshouse.

The completed buildings will be used by the selected operator, Aberdeen Foyer, a charitable organisation supporting people in the NE of Scotland towards independent living, learning and work. The Vinery will provide much needed opportunities to access wellbeing support and skills training for all ages in a safe, shared space within the community. Produce from the garden and vinery will feed a small community kitchen and café located in the bothy.




All Aboard

Network Rail in collaboration with RIBA have selected a shortlist of 5 practices to develop concept designs in a programme to re-imagine the railway station of the future. Congratulations to all those who have made it to the next stage and we look forward to seeing the results.




Happy Mondays

What do you call someone who is happy on Mondays?  Retired!

Well, Happy Mondays Ken! After a lifetime’s career with the practice (43 years of service and the best part of 2 decades as Partner) you have decided that there are better things to do with your time.

It has been a pleasure working with you and thanks for everything you have done for the business. It’s been fun, in amongst the stress and responsibility….and golf! We all wish you a very long & happy retirement.

Hope to see you soon and with a greatly improved handicap.


Hamilton Mausoleum

We are proud to present our colleague Lynne‘s entry for the GIA’s Hamilton Mausoleum Competition. Congratulations to the shortlisted entries.  Some stunning submissions.




Scottish MarineTechnology Park

G.D. Lodge Architects is a Key Partner with the Scottish Marine Technology Park. The SMTP seeks to bring together world leading innovators in the marine industry to collaborate and further marine manufacturing in the UK. The SMTP proposals have been shortlisted in the Scottish Awards for Quality in Planning 2020, under the category for Best Use of Brownfield Land in Placemaking.

Our on-going involvement includes development & coordination of the overall Masterplan and responding to development enquiries from companies who have expressed an interest in locating within the Park, providing feasibility proposals to enable the preparation of outline costs and to ensure a coherent vision for the buildings and facilities that will ultimately be provided.

Follow the story @ www.scotmtp.com 




Hillhead Heights

Hayhill Developments are proud to announce a brand new housing development in Mauchline, Ayrshire. Hillhead Heights is an attractive layout of 91 family homes, in a mix of 2, 3 & 4 bedroom designs. There are 7 house types to choose from, each individually designed specifically for this site. Construction work will commence soon.

To Register interest visit: www.hayhilldevelopments.co.uk



Helensburgh High Life

We have just secured Full Planning Permission and Listed Building Consent for Panacea Property’s residential development of the Category A listed Cairndhu House in Helensburgh. Designed in 1871 by local architect William Leiper in the French Renaissance style, Cairndhu House has been on the Buildings at Risk Register since 2012 and will now undergo essential conservation work and conversion into stunning private flats. The magnificent interiors, featuring some of the finest work by Glasgow artist Daniel Cottier, will be carefully preserved.

The proposals will comprise 9 luxury flats within the listed building plus two new flats within a sympathetically designed extension. The project will also include a new mews property and four garden apartments within the grounds of the house, designed in a contemporary but complimentary style.







Open For Business

G D Lodge Architects are open for business! We have now implemented a work from home regime with a view to providing service continuity. Our usual contact numbers and email addresses will remain in use and we will be available for conference & video calls.

Our Team photo was taken before current social distancing practice and hopefully it will not be too long before we can come back together.

Thank you for your continued support and business.






The bonnie banks of Loch Lomond

New proposals have just been submitted for expansion of Loch Lomond Waterfront - an established business operating 5-star luxury self-catering holiday lodges on the banks of Loch Lomond. The proposals will extend the luxury accommodation offer and will cater for short stay & weekend breaks in a range of stunning contemporary lodges.





Byzantine Beauty

Highly Commended & Runner Up in the Conservation category at this year's Lord Mayor's Design Awards, Newcastle. The conversion of Byzantine House in Newcastle into stunning luxury apartments is remarkable. The building had originally been constructed as a synagogue and more recently operated as Newcastle High School for Girls. We were commissioned by Provenance Developments to collaborate with award winning interior designers Design Direction to "rescue and re-purpose" the property in this highly desirable area of Jesmond.





Let Glasgow Flourish

New designs for a high density residential development in Glasgow's east end. The development will help regenerate a post industrial setting within the Clyde Gateway Masterplan area.

Top of the Class

We are delighted that our Practice Partner, Colin Anderson, has secured formal accreditation from the RIAS as Conservation Architect. This follows successful delivery of some amazing projects including the restoration and conversion of the South Rotunda at Glasgow’s Pacific Quay. Colin heads up the team handling complex projects, both new build and refurbishment. Colin is currently leading the work on the restoration and conversion of Cairndhu House in Helensburgh- a Grade A Listed William Leiper Building. The project will deliver bespoke luxury apartments for award winning developer Panacea Property.

Beatson Cancer Charity

We were delighted to host a table at The Stewart Milne Homes Ball, held in the glamorous surroundings of Hilton Glasgow. The event was a huge success and raised a significant sum for Beatson Cancer Charity. The charity supports people affected by cancer. To use their mantra: “we can beat this…with you we can”. Charitable donations can be made on line via their website: www.beatsoncancercharity.org

Clydebuilt Once Again

The Scottish Marine Technology Park will become a centre of excellence for marine engineering, fabrication, research and training on the River Clyde. Malin Group have now secured Full Planning Permission for the first phase of development which will include the construction of a large marine fabrication hall and the creation of a heavy lift quayside, providing direct access to the River Clyde deep water channel.

The Beautiful Game

The new sports facilities are now complete and open for business at Quarry Road, Irvine. The complex includes an external all-weather floodlit pitch for 11 aside football, a multi- purpose indoor 3G pitch for coaching and training and a 750m cycle loop, all serviced by purpose built changing facilities. We have enjoyed the challenges on this project which was successfully delivered through Hub SW and constructed by Ashleigh Building.


Another Accolade

Our new Partner, Alec Milne, has achieved formal accreditation from the RIAS as Conservation Architect. This follows successful completion of numerous stunning projects over the last few years including "Borthwick Castle Hotel" Midlothian, "Byzantine House" Newcastle and "Horizon House" St Andrews. We hope to capitalise on this recognition of Alec's expertise and are already commissioned on several Listed Building projects across the country.

Second Wind

We have just submitted an application to renew Full Planning Permission for 2 wind turbines at the M74 Eco Park.   These will form the centrepiece of an ambitious proposal to create an energy park on 24 hectares of land on the M74 corridor. The park will comprise a solar farm with wind turbines & gas turbines, generating clean energy to feed an on-site data centre facility.

Lomondgate Looking Good

Strathleven Regeneration C.I.C and Walker Group (Scotland) Ltd have achieved staggering results at Lomondgate, one of the country’s most significant regeneration projects. The figures speak for themselves:

  • £414 million gross value added to the regional economy
  • 75 acres of land developed
  • 33,000m2 of business floorspace created
  • 344 new homes completed
  • 58 homes under construction

Lomondgate, masterplanned by G D lodge Architects, has been transformational and we look forward to a continuing working relationship with Strathleven Regeneration CIC. Indeed, an active promotional campaign for the remaining plots is about to start, and SRCIC will be delighted to receive direct enquiries.

Contact:            Steven Szostak / Sandra Armstrong

Email:               steven.szostak@strathleven.org / sandra.armstrong@strathleven.org

Tel:                   01389 750746

Milleneum Makeover

We have been working with Milleneum & Copthorne Hotels PLC on strategic internal reorganisation of their flagship Milleneum Hotel Glasgow. The work has been co-ordinated with the ambitious neighbouring project, currently being undertaken by Network Rail, to transform Glasgow’s historic Queen Street Station.


Momentun at Maidenhill

The Maidenhill development, masterplanned by G D Lodge Architects, is now well & truly underway. This strategic greenfield release site is being developed by a partnership between CALA, Taylor Wimpey and East Renfrewshire Council. The initial phases of infrastructure are complete and construction work on the first housing parcels and the new primary school is progressing at pace.



It’s Time

Tim Hortons has arrived at the St. James Business Centre, Linwood, with the opening of the latest café & bake shop Drive Thru. G D Lodge Architects were engaged by Squarestone HUB to deliver the shell building and the fitout team have now completed the unit. Check it out next time you are passing…delicious!




Ab Fab @ 206

Work is nearing completion on the internal refurbishment at 206 St. Vincent St. Glasgow. The interiors are stunning and genuinely transformational, giving this handsome listed building a new lease of life.




We are delighted to be working with Royal Troon Golf Club on their practice area improvements. Construction work is now well underway on the new driving range and practice bay facilities.


Changes At The Top

We are delighted to announce that our Associates- Alec Milne & Colin Anderson- are now partners with the practice, joining Bruce Baird at the helm of the management team. Alec & Colin are outstanding architects and have been responsible for numerous award-winning projects. The practice is in safe hands and we look forward to this new chapter with some exciting high-profile projects to kick start out new financial year. At the same time, long-standing partners, Robert Hirst & Ken Storrier have chosen to step aside from partnership to become consultants. Both have given their entire career to the practice and leave an incredible legacy. We thank them for everything they have achieved and look forward to their ongoing commitment & support.

Total Refurb

Work has just started on the comprehensive refurbishment of 206 St. Vincent Street- a handsome 6 storey Category B Listed Building in Glasgow City Centre. The work will create high quality Grade A open plan office space including transformation of foyer, reception, common areas, lightwell & feature roof terrace.

Halfway There

We have just finished the shell build for the latest Tim Hortons Drive Thru unit at The St. James Business Centre. The fit out team will now take over with completion scheduled to catch the Christmas trade.

Home Sweet Home

Construction work is now well underway on this exclusive development for award winning developers Panacea Property.   The scheme comprises 12 luxury bespoke two and three bedroom apartments, located in the highly sought after sea side town of Helensburgh.   The original building dates back to 1837 and was designed by the celebrated Scottish architect William Leiper.   Leiper was responsible for many striking designs, his most famous being the Templeton’s Carpet Factory on Glasgow Green.   His works are part of the Arts and Crafts Movement and the Gothic Revival style.

Back to School

“The Primary” is another luxury residential development by award winning developers Panacea Property. This development comprises the imaginative conversion of the former St. Agatha’s primary school in Kirkintilloch, to create bespoke 3 & 4 bedroom properties, together with some stunning contemporary new build homes in the former grounds.

Work Hard Play Hard

Construction work has now started on Phase 2 of the Quarry Road Development in Irvine. We are delighted to be working with Ashleigh Construction on this project, which is being delivered through Hub SW. Top class sports facilities will include a full size external all-weather floodlit pitch for football, a half size indoor pitch for coaching and training football, together with 3 all-weather floodlit tennis courts, a 750m cycle loop, all serviced by purpose built changing facilities.

New Blood

G D Lodge Architects are currently recruiting new staff.   We are looking for talented people to join our team to work on a wide variety of projects across Scotland.   Apply with CV to Bruce Baird: bbaird@gdlodge.co.uk


Grand Design

Work will soon begin on this stunning new home on the Isle of Arran.   “Blairbeg” commands a superb position, on a south facing hillside with magnificent sea views.   This is one of several fabulous projects we are designing for John Thomson Construction Ltd.

Social Spin

G D Lodge Architects are now on Instagram, follow us to keep up to date with our latest projects.


Construction work is now well underway on the next four villas at Kingspoint, Shandon.   This luxury residential  development, by Kingspoint Properties, occupies an elevated hillside location at Shandon, near Helensburgh.   All the new homes have magnificent sea views.   Only 2 plots remaining in this phase!

Coming Soon- Braeholm

An exclusive development by award winning developers Panacea Property, comprising 12 luxury bespoke two and three bedroom apartments, located in the highly sought after sea side town of Helensburgh.   The original building dates back to 1837 and was designed by the celebrated Scottish architect William Leiper.   Leiper was responsible for many striking designs, his most famous being the Templeton’s Carpet Factory on Glasgow Green.   His works are part of the Arts and Crafts Movement and the Gothic Revival style.


Construction work is now well underway at Maidenhill: a Strategic Greenfield Release site at Newton Mearns.   G D Lodge Architects masterplanned the development and helped secure Full Planning Permission.   The project will deliver over 800 residential homes with fully integrated affordable housing and a new community primary school.   The development is a joint venture between CALA and Taylor Wimpey in Partnership with East Renfrewshire Council.

Beyond the Castle Gates

Congratulations to Design Direction for winning “Best Hotel Interior Central Scotland” at The International Hotel & Property Awards 2017.   It has been a pleasure collaborating with you on the stunning work at Borthwick Castle and we look forward to the next ambitious phase of work.

Quality Matters

We are pleased to announce that G D Lodge Architects have achieved Quality Assurance Certification in accordance with ISO 9001:2015.   The process has enabled us to streamline our procedures to ensure the highest quality of service to our clients.

South Rotunda

G D Lodge Architects are proud of the work to refurbish and convert Glasgow's iconic South Rotunda at Pacific Quay. The project was highly commended at both the RICS Awards and The Drum Scottish Design Awards 20172017

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