Turnberry House

  • Client:

    Dunaskin Properties Ltd

  • Location: West George Street, Glasgow
  • Status: RIBA Stage 7 - Complete
  • Contract value: Undisclosed
  • Photography:

    Keith Hunter Photography

As part of a wider plan to improve the fabric performance of the Category A listed Turnberry House, McGinlay Bell were asked to prepare proposals for the replacement of existing single glazed timber windows.

McGinlay Bell were actively engaged with Glasgow City Council Planning Department to match historic profiles as closely as possible whilst providing the environmental benefits of upgrading the glazing to double glazed units.

Following extensive survey and recording of the existing units McGinlay Bell established the historic detail and arrangement of window units and determined unique profile details that would be appropriate given the character of the building.

To complement the new windows McGinlay Bell also prepared designs for a reconfigured entrance lobby to the office block. This rationalised the existing entrance sequence and provided a more open welcoming entrance to the building.

Working closely with a window manufacturer to consider alternative manufacturing tooling and also unique section and transom profiles that were both appropriate in scale but also compliant within manufacturing standards. Achieving these profiles and details were critical to ensuring that the historic fabric of the three individual facades of the building were preserved.

McGinlay Bell assisted with the site delivery of the windows where the contractor was required to install the units within a live environment without the removal of existing office tenants. This required great consideration and careful planning and was delivered over the course of two phases of construction works.