Location / Glasgow
Client / University of Glasgow
Status / Completion 2005
Sector / Education
Lilybank House is a Grade A Listed mansion house, designed in the main part by Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson and was refurbished by McLean Architects to provide new academic offices and teaching spaces.
The refurbishment of this historic building within the University campus was carried out to facilitate the relocation of the Department of Economic & Social History into the building as part of a series of Arts Faculty moves around the Gilmorehill campus, which McLean Architects were also involved in.
Designing this refurbishment in a sensitive manner to respect the original features of the building, McLean Architects were also involved in the discovery of some original colour stenciled ‘Greek’ Thomson designs during the construction works.
Working with Historic Scotland and the appointed Contractor, McLean Architects and the University were able to ensure that the decorative stenciling uncovered was visibly preserved and integrated within the new work for future generations to enjoy.