West End, Glasgow


The re-roofing and chimney works to a category B-listed Victorian tenement building in Glasgow’s West End, along with internal alterations to one property to create a bespoke kitchen and utility room.

Our involvement included project liaison, contract management and inspections of the replacement slate, leadwork and masonry works. One of the chimneys was replaced where it was leaning. We worked closely with the roofers and stonemasons to safeguard the character of the listed building.

The L-shaped kitchen with adjacent laundry required the removal of the previous standalone timber units, dating from the 1920s. Working with as much of the existing room as possible, its focus and spatial orientation were adapted to enable two areas to flow seamlessly together; those of prep & serve, and those of eating & entertaining at the client’s farmhouse kitchen table.

The design was to accommodate the range cooker over the location of the original stove, and allow space in the light-filled dining area and window seats at the kitchen table. Full-height larder pantry units were installed with integrated appliances, simple shelving above the base units and prep spaces either side and towards new Belfast sink. The central contrast open-shelving island unit with drawers then allowed space for a bright south and east-facing dining area which is light, airy and relaxed.

The kitchen was beautifully hand-crafted by Birkwood Scotland, floor tiling by Hyndland Tiling Services, and cupboards, room and railings painted in Cornforth White with client-installed T&G panelling. Brass ironmongery, handles and shelf brackets were from Yesterhome, and radiators salvaged and refurbished prior to installation by Glasgow Architectural Salvage, who also provided the heaters for the remainder of the property.