Workplace and Hospitality

Our teams of commercial construction professionals specialise in providing guidance and support to clients regarding workplace and hospitality projects, such as offices, hotels, restaurants, event spaces, and sport and leisure facilities.

Interior at 102 Westport, offices in Edinburgh. Two booths with banquette seating - one in orange and one in blue. A central white table has a screen at the end in each, and white pendant lamps sit above the tables.

We understand the importance of creating buildings and spaces that increase productivity, foster creativity and enhance the user experience – as well as the processes and strategies required to achieve these outcomes.

We work on new-build, refurbishment and extension projects and our involvement can stretch from initial design stages right through to project close-out. Our activities include carrying out pre-acquisition surveys, offering contractual and procurement advice, helping to obtain planning consents, managing subcontractors and supervising construction.

Key Contacts
Ged Gowans Director
Stuart Deans Senior Associate
Stuart Gray Managing Director
Wesley Bathgate Director
A nighttime view of Princes Street, Edinburgh. In the foreground a bus moves (shown out of focus, in motion). In the mid ground a range of offices including the listed building at 132 Princes St. The upper three storeys are refurbished office accommodation and are lit up from within.


We collaborate with public- and private-sector clients, such as local government, institutions, investors and developers, to create innovative and inspiring workplace environments.

Our role in new-build offices, refurbishments and tenant fit-outs for CAT A and B developments improves and enhances the working lives of those who use them.

By working with designers to provide flexible and efficient floorplates, we can help to create value for our clients through maximising space utilisation, while at the same time meeting sustainability targets and providing exciting and collaborative spaces.

Looking down into the central atrium at the Edinburgh Climate Change Institute from the first floor gallery. A group takes part in a reception with refreshments. The floors are herringbone timber, walls are white and ceiling and skylights have timber detailing. It is a brightly lit space.
Inside a defurbished office in a listed building. Exposed stonework and services are part of the aesthetic, with ducting and wiring visible along with distressed plasterwork.
The outdoor pool and terrace at Hotel Phoenicia, Malta. Bordered by a historic city wall, the terrace has views across Valletta and a garden. Loungers and parasols are arranged by the pool.


Our hospitality team has a wealth of experience in the construction of all types of luxury and other facilities in this sector, including new-build hotels, spas, restaurants, health clubs and golf resorts. We have worked with several hotel brands as they create new designs to be introduced across their global portfolio, offering a consistent level of quality and comfort.

For projects in existing buildings, we adopt a collaborative design and development approach in order to achieve contemporary, high-quality, sustainable and accessible outcomes. These projects are frequently complex in nature, and often within historic and listed buildings – but with our skills and experience it is possible to achieve standards that are equivalent to a newly constructed commercial premises.

A thorough understanding of the key cost drivers – in terms of design and the client’s operational, financial and sustainability constraints – allows us to deliver added value to projects.

Works underway on a new building at Cameron House Hotel, Loch Lomond. In the background, the historic part of the hotel with newer extensions in front. In the foreground a cherry pickers works on the new building under construction
The advice and council provided was invaluable and was a key component in delivering an exceptional luxury retail environment that our entire team is extremely proud of.
William Blake
Finnies the Jewellers
Interior view at Finnie's jewellery retail store in Aberdeen. In the foreground two green velvet bar chairs sit beside a counter with glass cabinet, ready for a consultation. Cabinets are dark wood with a glass display area on top. In the background the showroom recedes with further cabinets and display cases. Posters for luxury watches are just out of focus in the back of the shop.

Condition surveys and maintenance schedules

We have provided building surveying services to the public and leisure sector, such as multi-site portfolio condition surveys, planned preventative maintenance (PPM) schedules, and life-cycle and upgrade projects, including plant replacements, damage repair and cladding treatments.

Exterior of Paolozzi Restaurant, Edinburgh. A passerby walks past the restaurant frontage, which sits underneath a tenement. Just shown on the left is a section of the historic Telfer Wall. The Restaurant frontage has been stripped back to reveal layers of old paint and give a distressed finish. An illuminated sign hangs in one of the the windows.