Celebrating St Andrew’s Day:
Celebrating St Andrew’s Day: Our Favourite ProjectsAt Gray & Dick, we’re proud of our Scottish heritage. To mark St Andrew’s Day, we’re looking back at some of our finest projects, in Glasgow, St Andrews and beyond.
Celebrating St Andrew’s Day: Our Favourite Projects
In celebration of St Andrew's Day, the Gray & Dick team are looking back at all the contemporary architecture we've contributed to Scotland. Though St Andrews may be known for its 15th Century university and 600-year-old golf course, it’s also brimming with modern structures. The whole Gray & Dick team are thrilled to have put their own contemporary stamp on St Andrews, as well as other major cities in Scotland.
At Gray & Dick, we’re proud of our Scottish heritage. To mark St Andrew’s Day, we’re looking back at some of our finest projects, in Glasgow, St Andrews and beyond.
Theatre Royal, Glasgow
Dating back to 1867, the Theatre Royal is Glasgow’s longest-running theatre. In an award-winning renovation project, Gray & Dick partnered with PagePark Architects to work on an £11.5 million extension. The building had previously been destroyed by a fire, so we had to consider not only maintaining the French Renaissance design, but 21st Century fire regulations.
Our Design Manager Alan Martin said: “This was my favourite as I was pretty much dedicated to the project for a whole year. It gave me a really close insight and appreciation of other trades and specialisms. We even got an invite to the opening night!”
St Enoch Underground Entrance, Glasgow
Another modern overhaul for a 19th Century design, this project involved designing a new canopy for the Glasgow subway. We managed to construct this shape from faceted structural T sections forming the arches, tied by longitudinal steel rods.
Production Director Stuart Gray said: “The ambitious geometry caused lots of head scratching throughout the fabrication process, resulting in an organic, flowing structure. As usual, creations of such status gather alternate names in Glasgow culture. This is suitably known as the ‘Glasgow Hoodie’. It’s even more memorable for me as I was involved with the previous installation some 30 years ago.”
Strathclyde University, Glasgow
This £15.5 million construction on Strathclyde University’s Wolfson Building would become the centrepiece for the university’s biomedical engineering department. The grade B listed building came with its own challenges, but our Project Manager Graeme Hill was pleased to be a part of it.
“The structurally glazed façade allows for superb views from the stairwell of the university campus, and the surrounding areas in the centre of Glasgow.”
Monifieth Parish Church, Dundee
As part of a £2.3 million church remodelling project, Gray & Dick were proud to supply modern triangular shaped windows. We paired up with local architects to work on an eco-friendly design that would change the face of 21st Century worship, and provide a community centre space.
CAD Technician Fraser Cassels said: “This was one of the first projects I worked on from start to finish. I love the originality of the design as it’s a modern take on a church, which you don’t often find. The building is very intriguing from the outside, but the best views come from looking through the window internally.”
Ladies Lake, St Andrews
With stunning panoramic horizons and unspoilt views of St Andrews Castle, Ladies Lake was one of our most aesthetically pleasing projects. The property dating back to 1968 was demolished, giving a clear site and allowing a completely new build. We installed large format frameless glass panels and Sky-Frame sliding doors to make the most of the views.
Our Senior CAD Technician Stephen McNeil said: “I particularly enjoyed working on this project because of its location. The structural fixed glazing and Sky-Frame sliding windows allow for magnificent views across over the bay and world-famous golf courses of St Andrews. It is a beautiful home and one I can only dream of owning.”
At Gray & Dick, we specialise in adding a contemporary edge to traditional structures around Scotland, as well as starting projects afresh. We offer more than 40 years’ experience in designing, supplying and installing high-end glazed windows and doors.
To see your property amongst our St Andrew’s favourites list next year, call us on 0141 952 9619 or send us a message via our website contact page.