Complex engineering work by engineering firm Will Rudd Davidson has been completed on the fire-damaged clubhouse at Glasgow Golf Club.
The club, the ninth oldest in the world, used the restoration expertise of Will Rudd Davidson to bring its vision to life after a fire devastated large parts of the three-story building on Killermont Avenue in Bearsden in 2018.
To support the club’s restoration efforts, the multi-award-winning Glasgow team carried out extensive structural studies of the remaining structure in order to salvage as much of the remaining listed building structure as possible.
The measurements shaped the overall renovation of the existing building, which included the preservation of all existing exterior masonry facades, steel lintels and load-bearing interior masonry.
Will Rudd accepted the additional challenge of integrating a new structure into an existing building and combining historical and modern materials. The accessibility of the existing building has also been improved by installing passenger and catering elevators.
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The completed clubhouse now includes a large, modern extension to the rear of the property with a newly installed free-standing steel terrace from which members can enjoy an incomparable view over the first tee.
MJ O’Shaughnessy, Managing Director of Will Rudd Davidson Glasgow said: “This has been such a prestigious project with Glasgow Golf Club being one of the oldest golf clubs in the world and rich in heritage.
It was an extremely complex conservation engineering work, and since we could design both the temporary and permanent work on our behalf, we were able to bring the added value of our conservation experience and preserve the main shell of the existing building, which could otherwise have collapsed. ”
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He said, “We are very excited that club members can finally move out of their temporary accommodation and return to the great setting of the clubhouse.”