Complex engineering work by consultancy Will Rudd Davidson has been completed on the fire-damaged clubhouse belonging to Glasgow Golf Club.

The club, the ninth oldest in the world, called on the restoration expertise of Will Rudd Davidson to help realise their vision after a blaze in 2018 devastated large sections of the three-storey building in Killermont Avenue, Bearsden.

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To support the club’s restoration aspirations, the multi-award-winning Glasgow team undertook extensive structural surveys of the remaining structure to salvage as much of the remaining listed building structure as possible.

HeraldScotland: The damage was extensive.The damage was extensive.

The surveys shaped the overall restoration of the existing building, which included retention of all existing external stonework elevations, steel window lintels and internal load bearing masonry.

HeraldScotland: The extension.The extension.

Will Rudd took on the additional challenge of dovetailing a new structure into an existing building and blending historic and modern materials together. Accessibility enhancements were also made to the existing building with the installation of passenger and catering lifts.

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The completed clubhouse now includes a large, modern extension at the rear of the property, with a newly installed freestanding steel terrace where members can enjoy unrivalled views over the first tee.

HeraldScotland: MJ O’Shaughnessy, managing director, Will Rudd Davidson Glasgow, said: “This was such a prestigious project to be involved in, with Glasgow Golf Club being one of the oldest golf clubs in the world and steeped in heritage."MJ O’Shaughnessy, managing director, Will Rudd Davidson Glasgow, said: “This was such a prestigious project to be involved in, with Glasgow Golf Club being one of the oldest golf clubs in the world and steeped in heritage."

MJ O’Shaughnessy, managing director, Will Rudd Davidson Glasgow, said: “This was such a prestigious project to be involved in, with Glasgow Golf Club being one of the oldest golf clubs in the world and steeped in heritage.

It involved extremely complex conservation engineering works and having both the temporary works and permanent works design in our remit, allowed us to bring the added value of our conservation experience and retain the main carcass of the existing building that could have collapsed otherwise."

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He said: “We are really pleased that club members can finally move out of their temporary accommodation and return to the grand setting of the clubhouse.”