The Grange

Grange is a mixed-typology residential development comprising three apartments and an attached two-story townhouse.

The site, a blonde sandstone Victorian Villa unsympathetically extended in the 1960s and formerly used as council offices, is located within the village of Milngavie, an affluent suburb of Glasgow popular with families and retirees.

Grange Avenue, Milngavie
Henry Duncan West End (ltd)
Project Type
Residential Home Design
Project Status
Completed in 2014
Contract Value

Our client’s brief was to redevelop the building for residential use and to create unique bespoke homes that would be spacious, take advantage of views, aspects, and orientation as well as each unit having its own private outdoor space.

Our approach to this project has been to rationalise the architectural language of the overall composition of the building while maximising its development potential. We have achieved this by repurposing and reimagining the existing modern extension as a two-storey contemporary upside-down family townhouse with level access to the elevated private garden at the rear. While the original villa has been converted and subdivided to create a main-door ground-floor apartment with extensive garden grounds, a first-floor apartment with a large private roof terrace, and an attic apartment with a roof terrace carved into the existing roof structure.

All units within this development have been designed with open-plan living/kitchen/dining spaces to suit the needs of contemporary life and each has 3 bedrooms appealing to young families and downsizers alike. Every unit’s layout has been painstakingly developed with strategically placed new floor-to-ceiling openings, entrance modules, private gardens, and terraces, to create four exceptionally high-quality, bright and spacious homes.

Energy efficiency was a key consideration in this project with an external insulated render system utilised for the townhouse and new internal wall and loft insulation throughout the original villa to exceed the current building regulation standards. All windows were upgraded throughout with high-performance double-glazed units and new window openings positioned to maximise solar gain.

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