‘Renovating the World’ – Morgan McDonnell Director Anthony McDonnell Interview

Posted on February 2, 2018 by admin

Company Director Anthony McDonnell was interviewed by a Japanese TV film crew who were in Edinburgh this week filming interesting building conversions for their show “Renovating the World” and who had scouted our recently completed former church conversion at Blackfriar’s Street for inclusion in their travelogue. The producer and crew seemed intrigued by the innovative use of space and by the notion of transforming a previously sacred building into residential accommodation which, it seems, is not so common in Japan. Keep your eyes peeled for it’s release!

17-21 Blackfriars Street Shortlisted for The Herald Property Awards for Scotland

Posted on August 21, 2017 by admin

We are delighted to announce that 17-21 Blackfriars Street has been short-listed for Best Renovation / Conversion at the upcoming Herald Property Awards for Scotland in association with SP Energy Networks. 

The awards will be presented at a gala dinner at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Glasgow on 21 September 2017. Good luck to all shortlisted entries! 


Drumsheugh Gardens Featured in Homes & Interiors Scotland

Posted on August 11, 2017 by admin

Featured in Homes & Interiors Scotland (Issue 113, May & June 2017): ‘Welcome Home’ – How Morgan McDonnell and Square & Crescent worked together to bring five Victorian Townhouses on Drumsheugh Gardens back to life, as contemporary luxury dwellings for Edinburgh’s West End.


Photography Neale Smith

Harris & Lewis Smokehouse Project in Stornoway is Now Well Underway

Posted on July 12, 2017 by admin

Construction work is now well under way at our Harris & Lewis Smokehouse project in Stornoway. The existing building has been stripped back to its structural frame in preparation for a sleek new cladding system, and foundations are being prepared for an extension to the front which will feature a restaurant, shop and fishmonger’s counter.


Our Office Wins at BCO Awards 2017 Regional Finals (Scotland) – Best Project up to 1500m2

Posted on April 7, 2017 by admin

We are very proud to announce that our office at 5 Advocate’s Close won British Council for Offices (BCO) Regional Award for 2017. We have received the trophy for the best office up to 1500m2 at the Scottish Awards Lunch in Glasgow earlier today.

As a winner at the Regional Awards, we will compete in our category at a national level and also bid to win the BCO ‘Best of the Best’ award in October 2017 at the National Awards Dinner at the Grosvenor House, AJW Marriott Hotel in London.