Before taking over the running of Albyn Architects, Ian McGregor was a director at McGregor Garrow Architects, between 2012-2017.

Ian worked on a wide range of projects, from a new build house by the Aberdeenshire coast, project managing a house extension in Edinburgh, office fit-outs and everything in between. Below is a selection of these projects: –

New Build House – East Cammachmore

In 2014 Ian met with a couple were looking to obtain planning permission for a new build house on the site of a former settlement, within their farmland.

Ian worked closely with the clients to develop a project brief and listen to their requirements and produced some initial designs of a 2-storey building built into the sloping landscape, with expansive views out to sea.

Through the use of rendered visualisations Ian was able to demonstrate to the client the proposed design and layout, which the client loved.

A planning application was submitted and approved in 2015, after a local committee meeting approved the scheme.

House Extension – Harehill House

In 2017, Ian met a client looking to improve and extended their unique granite cottage. With an outdated conservatory and dark kitchen being the main reason for wanting to extend the property, the client wanted to create a large open plan Kitchen/Dining/Family area overlooking the garden.

Working closely with the client, to ensure the brief was met, Ian produced various designs and visualisations to demonstrate the proposals. Once a design had been finalised Ian successfully negotiated the planning and building warrant approval with the council.

Ian project managed the project through the Tender and Construction stages, arranging a competitive tender and appointment of the chosen contractor, as well as carrying out site inspections, contract administration and liaising with the council, during the build.

House Extension – Edinburgh

Ian’s services were recommended by a mutual friend who asked Ian to take on a house extension project in Edinburgh.

Ian carried out a Feasibility study, looking into various design options, and took the project though the planning and building warrant stages. Once approved, Ian arranged a competitive tender, appointed the chosen contractor and oversaw the project on site.

The clients were delighted with the end result and moved into their completely renovated home in December 2017.

If you are considering carrying out any building project, please contact Albyn Architects to discuss on 01224 649250 or


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