Halliday Fraser Munro moves to larger Glasgow premises after securing projects worth £200m
Architectural and planning practice Halliday Fraser Munro has relocated to larger premises in Glasgow after growing its team and being appointed to work on construction projects worth over £200 million across the region.
Schools, commercial and residential buildings are among the recent projects won by Halliday Fraser Munro, with a further £100 million of new developments due to commence in the next 12 months.
The increase in new business has allowed the firm, under the leadership of managing director David Halliday, to create 12 additional posts. It is anticipated that a further six posts will be created over the next year in response to demand.
The new office at Queen’s House, St Vincent Place is close to Glasgow City Council headquarters and a number of key clients.
Mr Halliday, who is based in the city to oversee further growth to the firm’s portfolio, said: “With a steady pipeline of work coming on stream for Glasgow and the surrounding area, it was clear that we needed to invest in a larger permanent base here.
“We have developed a reputation for delivering large-scale complex projects with a boutique design practice approach: that is exactly what our growing client base is looking for and is demonstrated by the high value of the projects we have been appointed to work on.”
The new Barclays campus at Buchanan Wharf is the firm’s largest single project so far. The 470,000 square feet purpose-built campus will create around 2,500 additional jobs, doubling the bank’s current workforce and making it one of Glasgow’s biggest commercial employers.
The masterplan designers for Buchanan Wharf was Stallan-Brand, and as lead architect for Barclays, Halliday Fraser Munro worked closely with them to ensure the design dovetailed into the overall framework at Buchanan Wharf. There was also close involvement with Gensler, global design guardians for Barclays.
Mr Halliday said: “We believe the confidence that Barclays has shown in Glasgow and Buchanan Wharf will be a key driver for further developments, triggering progress on many projects which have been sitting on the drawing board for years.”