Crichton Lang, Willis + Galloway (CLWG) Architects was established in 1984 as a direct result of the dissolution of Ian G. Lindsay and Partners. Of the founding partners, David Willis remains following the retirement from the business of both Mr. Lang and Mr Galloway in 1988. The practice relocated into its present owner-occupied offices in Edinburgh’s Stockbridge in 1990.
Crichton Lang, Willis + Galloway have carried on the tradition, established in Scotland by Ian Lindsay, of architects with particular interest and skill in the care and conservation of existing buildings, and a bias towards the sensitive reuse and refurbishment of existing and historically important buildings.
We are committed to providing a high quality professional service to all clients, ensuring that their needs are taken fully into consideration during the design process, and that our client’s requirements remain of paramount importance during all stages of the works.
Client: The John Martin Group
Project: Aston Martin Showroom, Sighthill
Development of Edinburgh’s only Aston Martin showroom in collaboration with ‘Imagination’
Project included structural alteration to existing building and the re-design of existing building facade along with interior fit-out to complement the Aston Martin brand
Client: Landmark Visitor Centres
Project: 1 Ramsay Lane/549 Castlehill
Outlook Tower, located at the top of Edinburgh’s Royal Mile, is the capital’s oldest tourist attraction. Involvement with the project dates back over 20 years, with earlier work dedicated to the restoration and repair to the existing buildings, and the internal development of the Tower. The current and final phase of the project involves the development of the adjoining Ramsay Lane building. The introduction of external link spaces and reconfigured internal circulation spaces will enable the two buildings to operate as a single exhibition space, whilst remaining sympathetic to the history of the Castlehill site.
Project: The Glasshouse (now ‘The Birdcage’) Eskmills, Musselburgh
Our involvement with Eskmills started in the late 1980’s with the restoration of the existing mill building facades and the internal remodelling to form a blend of office and exhibition spaces.
In late 2004 the existing central Piazza building was restored and extended with a contemporary glass intervention.
Client: New Lanark Trust
Project: Robert Owen’s School, New Lanark
The initial stages of the project involved restoring the unstable masonry shell and building fabric, including the restoration of a large section of roof which was completely demolished.
The building was fitted out to form an audio visual theatre, children’s activity areas, a themed sound and light area, a restored class room and an exhibition area displaying the pathology of the building.
The restoration retained the original ‘pencheck’ stone stair, made safe and celebrated with new modern glass treads. The carefully restored roof structure is exposed to allow visitors an insight into the restoration process of the building, and New Lanark as a whole.
Project: House & Retreat, West Coast, Scotland
Restoration of existing Grade A Listed castle and rebuilding of neighbouring byre
Client: St Mary’s Cathedral
Project: St Mary’s Cathedral, Edinburgh
CLWG’s involvement with St Mary’s Cathedral dates back to 1985 when the company were appointed to oversee the work of the Cathedral apprentices as well as the external repair to all elements of the building masonry fabric, CLWG are currently still appointed to oversee this work.
In 2001 CLWG were responsible for a comprehensive scheme of repair works to all roof covering including slate work, lead work and stained glass restoration work