‘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!

We Welcome Lars Jeppesen – Our New Senior Architectural Technician

Posted on January 5, 2017 by admin

After leaving Scotland’s shores in 2011 for warmer weather, Lars recently returned from Australia taking up a new Senior Technician position at Morgan McDonnell Architecture. He brings with him a wealth of technical and BIM knowledge, and very much looks forward to utilising his skill set in this beautiful city. Welcome aboard!

50-54 Newbattle Terrace Development Has Started on Site

Posted on November 1, 2016 by admin

We are happy to report that construction has now started on the 1st phase of our project with Weymss Properties Ltd at 50-54 Newbattle Terrace in Morningside, Edinburgh. The development of 25 spacious high-end 2, 3 and 4 bedroom apartments, all with south-facing balconies and terraces, will unite a formerly disjointed part of the street to form a continuous frontage that completes and enhances the original Victorian streetscape.

8-12 Torphichen Street Gets Planning

Posted on May 5, 2015 by admin

We are pleased to announce that Planning Approval, Listed Building Consent and Building Warrant for 8-12 Torphichen Street Edinburgh has been secured on behalf of  Stone Acre Projects Ltd. Located in the West End Conservation Area and originally constructed as 4 dwelling houses but latterly occupied as offices, the proposals will return this elegant Grade B Listed building to residential use, retaining its historical and architectural character and features, including unusual mirrored symmetrical stairs and timber panelling. The approved layout consists of 11 unique studio, one and two bedroom apartments, with a small office of the lower ground floor.

Ross Stewart & Lucy Runciman Join The MMA

Posted on April 20, 2015 by admin

Morgan McDonnell has two new staff members – Ross Stewart & Lucy Runciman.

Ross has recently returned to Scotland following two years in London as architect for Archial Norr and then Sheppard Robson where he worked on education, leisure and office projects. Ross was in Glasgow prior to this, spending three and a half years with Aedas and one year with RMJM. Ross has an MSc in Urban Design and an interest in regeneration and masterplanning.

Lucy has joined us after spending two years in Helsinki, Finland, where she worked in a small practice focusing on contemporary Scandinavian architecture. Before moving to Finland, Lucy worked for over three years in Edinburgh at Lorn Macneal Architects and Simpson & Brown, gaining experience of a variety of new build, conversion and conservation projects.

Welcome to the team!

James Patterson Joins The MMA Team

Posted on August 14, 2014 by admin

We are delighted this week to welcome the latest member of the Morgan McDonnell team, James Patterson.

James is an experienced Project Architect who recently returned to Edinburgh following 3 years in Wellington, New Zealand with the international award winning practice Architecture Workshop NZ. Prior to this, he spent 7 years as Project Architect and Associate with Broadway Malyan in Edinburgh. With previous stints at Simpson and Brown and RMJM, James brings a broad range of expertise to the company.

It is fantastic to have him on board and we look forward to working with him.


Works Progressing At 35-37 Queen Street

Posted on March 11, 2014 by admin

Work is progressing fast at the redevelopment of two tenements on Queen Street.  The project involves the conversion of former office space into 10 new dwellings over 5 levels.

The phased completion will see the upper flats completed first, where the formation of a double height living space and the creation of a mezzanine level within the former roof space can now be seen.  An existing courtyard is being reinstated at basement level to the rear, where an unsympathetic late 20th century extension is being demolished to create additional outdoor amenity. The first of the flats are due for completion in April 2014.