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Friday, January 11, 2024

Glasgow architects bring new life to former hospital

With nearly a quarter of a century's experience in architectural services, Glasgow's SMC Davis Duncan Architects has helped restore one of the city's most prized properties, Schaw House in Bearsden.

Working in partnership with Premier Burrell - a joint venture between The Premier Property Group and The Burrell Company, the award-winning architects have successfully transformed the B-Listed Tudor Gothic building and former hospital, Schaw House in Bearsden, into 23 stylish and unique luxury apartments.

The period property set within stunning grounds in a leafy conservation area has now sold out, with many homebuyers attracted to its unique layout with many striking original features and detail retained.

SMC Davis Duncan Architects are well recognised in the industry as being a dynamic and innovative practice with a wealth of experience in all sectors of the market including conversions and refurbishments, new builds and commercial development for office, leisure, retail, educational and medical uses.

Ray Davis, co-founder of SMC Davis Duncan Architects said: "Being able to get the opportunity to bring a new lease of life to the 19th century property plus transform it into new homes was a major attraction.

"Schaw House is one of the most dramatic buildings in the city and we have retained many of the building's beautiful period features such as ornate and detailed cornicing and original sash and case windows which flood the main rooms with light.

"Home owners will enjoy its historic elegance matched with its contemporary interior design and layout."

The Burrell Company has previously worked with SMC Davis Duncan Architects on a number of developments including Carrick Quay, an ambitious housing development on the River Clyde and Lyndoch Street, the residential regeneration of the category B-Listed former Park School for Girls in Glasgow.

Andrew Burrell, managing director of The Burrell Company said: "SMC Davis Duncan Architects continually strive to achieve the best of quality in their developments and always surpass our expectations.

"Ray is a leading figure in the architectural world and is dedicated to bringing the best of style and design to his buildings."

SMC Davis Duncan Architects' holistic approach to design has meant they have been involved in some of the country's most high-profile developments. These include the remodel and alteration to the A-Listed Camphill Church Queenspark and Hutchesons' School IT and Music department, plus new developments for the headquarters and offices for the Scottish Association for Marine Sciences in Oban; the new sports facility for Craigholme School; the Easterhouse health centre and the Matrix housing development in Glasgow, to name but a few.

Richard Lyall of Premier Property Group added: "Ray Davis has helped establish one of the most respected and innovative architectural companies in the UK with an impressive portfolio of projects. Davis Duncan Architects have helped transform Schaw House to provide a beautiful selection of homes enabling the building to continue to have an important role in the city for years to come."