Landmark building returned to residents

Lancefield Quay


NIXON led the Project Management, Quantity Surveying, Architecture, Engineering and as Principal Designers at Glasgow’s landmark Lancefield Quay site.

The building had been devastated by a fire in 2019 and needed to be reinstated back to its original form.  

NIXON led the project management and, as a one-stop-shop consultancy, we were able to offer our full suite of services and professionals to restore the build, and return residents to their homes. 

What no one anticipated would that we would be facing a pandemic and the shutdown of the country. Despite this, together with our appointed partners, the reinstatement of Lancefield Quay was critical to the lives of the residents that had been displaced by the fire.  


Ken Robertson, from the self-factoring company, Lancefield Quay Riverside Ltd, said: “Our priority was always to restore our landmark building back to its original form for our residents and we have been able to do this. The work of the team of architects, project managers, quantity surveyors and principal designers at NIXON allowed us as a client to experience a collaborative approach to the reinstatement works. Working closely with NIXON and its contractors, we are delighted that residents were able to return to their homes and to see Lancefield Quay restored along the River Clyde.” 

We were appointed by the selffactoring property managersLancefield Quay Riverside Ltd, (on behalf of the owners) to work in conjunction with the Loss Adjusters, Sedgwick.

Leading the Architectural team, NIXON’s Sam Smithers, said: “Architecturally, the reinstatement needed to ensure that it was seamless and fitted with the surrounding apartments and we worked tirelessly to make this happen so we could return the residents back to their homes during an unprecedented time.  

“We were required to reinstate the exterior to its original form; however, we were able to make internal alterations for clients in terms of individual layouts, particularly in kitchens and bathrooms, and we worked to enhance and modernise the apartments to make them as efficient and sustainable to meet building standards, wherever possible. 


Project Manager and Director at NIXON, Dominic MacConnell, added: “We would like to thank all the partners we worked with for bringing this project to completion and to restoring this landmark site.  At the start of the project, we could never have anticipated that we would be dealing with a pandemic and yet everyone in their respective teams came together to restore the apartments and return residents to their homes. In our team, I would particularly like to thank Sam for leading on Architecture, David on Engineering, and Tony for handling all our Quantity Surveying services.”


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