NIXON appointed to manage Lancefield Quay after blaze
Glasgow-based multi-disciplinary practice NIXON has been appointed to complete reinstatement works at flats at the city’s Lancefield Quay following an extensive fire which broke out last December.
The landmark riverside apartments were damaged when a fire broke out at the end of last year affecting more than 200 residents.
Originally a quayside transit store built in 1947, the building was converted in the late eighties as part of an urban renewal plan for the city.
NIXON will now lead the project management to restore the apartments. 24 out of the 92 apartments are currently displaced while most have now returned to their homes.
The team will provide quantity surveying, architectural and civil and structural engineering services in what is expected to be a two-year project.
Plans are underway to begin the first phase of works on Monday 2 March and a programme for reinstatement will begin in Summer 2020, with an estimated completion expected towards the end of 2021.
Dominic MacConnell, NIXON director, said: “We understand this is a sensitive and anxious time for the residents. Our priority is to begin the first phase of works and to ensure we work together with residents and contractors and all those affected by the fire. The building is loved by its residents and we look forward to returning it to them and to the city.”
Ken Robertson is a director of Lancefield Quay Riverside Limited, the self-factoring company which manages the building. He added: “Our priority is first and foremost to restore our landmark building for our residents. We have appointed Glasgow-based multi-disciplinary company NIXON to lead the engineering, architectural and project management works. We look forward to working closely with them to complete the projects and to see our residents returned to their homes.”
Partial demolition of the fire-damaged properties will begin on Monday 2 March 2020.