GQA are delighted to announce that Niall Bird has been elected a Guardian of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings. The society was founded by William Morris in 1877 and is a leading organisation promoting the conservation of historic buildings. Prior to joining GQA, Niall was awarded and undertook the SPAB’s prestigious Lethaby Scholarship course. Niall will be one of twelve guardians responsible for overseeing the running of the society.

     https://www.spab.org.uk/about-us/trustees-guardians

     

    We are delighted to be honoured at the UK Property Awards at the Royal Lancaster, London on 26th October 2018 for our award in the Single Residence Design Category for London with the Holland Park Residence.

    The UK Property Awards are judged by an independent panel of 80 industry experts. Judging focuses on design, quality, service, innovation, originality, and commitment to sustainability. The judging panel is chaired by Lord Caithness, Lord Best, The Earl of Liverpool, and Lord Thurso, members of the House of Lords in the UK Parliament. The UK Property Awards are the largest, most prestigious, and widely recognised programme throughout the region. The top winners in each region will automatically be entered in to the overall international awards, culminating in a glittering awards ceremony, held at the Savoy Hotel, London.

     

     

     

    © Hufton + Crow

    GQA are delighted that the Victoria & Albert Museum Exhibition Road Quarter has just been awarded the 2018 National Award in addition to

    the RIBA London Award 2018 and the RIBA London Building of the Year 2018.

    The judges' commented: "Every once in a while an architect, a site and a client work seamlessly together to create a special moment in the city. The new courtyard, cafe, shop and gallery of the Exhibition Road Quarter is such a place in time." 

    To read the full RIBA article please click here  and for the full list of winners please click here.

    © Renfrewshire Leisure

    GQA are delighted to be once again teaming up with AL_A, GROSS.MAX and Arup for the Renfrewshire Council's planned Paisley Museum transformation.

    "The museum will close this autumn and re-open in 2022 as a revitalised home for Paisley's internationally-significant textile heritage and outstanding natural history, art and science collections, expected to nearly quadruple current visitor numbers to 125,000 a year. The project will include a contemporary addition to the existing Victorian-era building, creating a new entrance and museum spaces - including a cafe and shop - landscaping and significantly-improved access. There will be major revamps to all four museum buildings including the Coats Observatory, while a complete internal redesign will reimagine the visitor experience and double the number of objects on public display." 

     For the full article, please click here and follow us on Twitter and Instagram for exciting photos of the development. 

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