Bespoke House, Biggar

DTA Chartered Architects are excited to be involved in another project due to commence on site soon for a bespoke house in the Biggar area of South Lanarkshire.   

Dan Gale of The Faction has created these fantastic images of the finished property;

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More details on the project will be featured as the construction work progresses.

Change in Management at DTA

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On the 25th anniversary of a partnership dissolution and the formation of DTA Chartered Architects, we are delighted to announce that Gary Murray has been promoted to Managing Director, while Liz McMullan and Claudio Marini have become Associate Directors.  Best wishes to all three in their new positions.

Office Closure


Due to the extreme weather conditions and advice issued by both Transport Scotland and Police Scotland, DTA Chartered Architects offices at 9 Montgomery Street will be closed today.

If you are trying to contact us with an urgent matter, we would ask that you call us on our mobile numbers directly please.

Thank you for your co-operation.

9 Montgomery Street

Following an extensive study, you can now read up on the history of our premises at 9 Montgomery Street in East Kilbride Village at our dedicated webpage. The research covered the history of the building, from its erection in the 1790’s until present day and uncovered one or two surprises!

We would like to thank Bill Niven and Tom Mason for their valued contributions and welcome any comments or additional information that may help us in filling in the gaps!

Happy New Year!

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Happy New Year and our very best wishes for 2018 from everyone at DTA!

We are now back from the festive break and would note that our new office hours are as follows;

Monday-Thursday: 9am-5pm
Friday: 9am-4pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

East Kilbride Village Christmas Lights Switch On

Hunter Street and Montgomery Street will be the venue for a Christmas Market and afternoon of festive entertainment on Sunday 19th November prior to the switching on of the Christmas Lights.

The event starts with the market at Midday, and will be open all afternoon with various items and produce for sale from a number of vendors, including Cindy-Lou Ramsay, subject of our previous blog entry, who will have a stall full of photography goods.  The music and entertainment kicks off at 3pm and we hear there will be a visit from Santa with his elves and even snowflakes falling as the lights are switched on at 5pm!

Cindy-Lou Ramsay

Talented local photographer and filmmaker, Cindy-Lou Ramsay has been very busy creating her popular series of calendars for 2018.

The Polo-Mint City and Glasgow's Nooks & Crannies capture the best of East Kilbride and Glasgow, showcasing well-known, and some lesser-known features of both places, with architecture, wildlife and nature the main focus. 

Everyone at DTA was delighted to see our very own offices at 9 Montgomery Street not only included, but making it to the front cover of the calendar with one of Cindy's beautiful black and white images!

Both calendars are available direct from Cindy's website where you can also view and purchase more of her fantastic work, the East Kilbride branch of Waterstones, Chimes Gift Boutique here in the Village and the East Kilbride Arts Centre.  Notably, 10% of proceeds from the calendar sales are donated directly to the Lanarkshire & Glasgow South Parkinson's Group who provide a lifeline for patients and their families, and Cindy dedicates The Polo-Mint City and Glasgow's Nooks & Crannies to her Dad, Louis, who was a Parkinson's patient himself. 

In early 2010, Cindy made a documentary, The Cinderella Disease, about Parkinson's with the aim of raising awareness and educating people about the degenerative condition.  The film highlights the current level of awareness amongst the general public and provides a very interesting, honest and informative insight into Parkinson's, from people with the disease, their families and medical specialists, deservedly leading to it receiving a top honorary mention from the World Parkinson Congress;

Jackton View, East Kilbride

Our clients Dickie & Moore Limited have had another video produced by Pretty Little Films featuring the Jackton View residential development.  This shows drone footage taken at various angles and highlights the fantastic views available from the properties.  Again, further details can be found on the marketing page and our projects page here

Residential Development, Bridge of Weir

Exciting times for our clients Ashfield Grove Ltd, as works are progressing well on site for their new residential development at Bridge of Weir, Renfrewshire.

Noel Ruane of Pavilion Sky has created this fantastic visualisation of the finished properties.

More details on the project will be featured as it continues.

DTA Chartered Architects enters a new chapter.....

It's been a busy few months here at DTA Chartered Architects, during which there have been some significant changes in personnel.

John Devlin who had been with the practice for 12 years, 10 of those as a Director, has moved on and we would wish him every success in his new career.

John Foster has now stepped up to become a Director.  John has been with the practice for 11 years and is looking forward to the role he has taken up, and the challenges ahead.

Claudio Marini will also be re-joining the practice as Design Architect following a two year spell at 3DReid. Claudio is very excited about the move and is looking forward to re-joining the team, bringing with him experience in the hotel and leisure sector.

As a further consequence, Donal Toner has taken the opportunity to resign as Director following 32 years of running the practice and will now take up a role as a senior consultant, advising and assisting on planning issues and major residential developments.

DTA Chartered Architects team up with New College Lanarkshire for Work Experience Initiative

Congratulations to Alexander who completed his week-long work placement from New College Lanarkshire with us recently.
Alexander was one of 16 full-time HND Computer Aided Architectural Design and Technology (CAAD&T) students at New College Lanarkshire’s Motherwell Campus to have completed week-long workplace assignments in and around Lanarkshire and Glasgow. New College Lanarkshire is one of only two Further Education colleges in Scotland to offer Computer Aided Architectural Design and Technology.

Further details on the work experience initative can be found here

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New Lidl Store, Oban

Take a look at the construction time lapse of the new Lidl UK Store in Oban, which opened in September 2016. The store, constructed by Dickie & Moore Ltd was successfully completed within programme and was well received by locals!