Project Team

ARCHITECT – Carson + Partners

Carson and Partners is an exciting design studio based in Glasgow and London. Its core work is Architecture and Development. At Carson and Partners, Iain Carson directs bespoke experienced project teams to work in collaboration with a large number of national and international consultants, developers, film, art, music producers and promoters. Iain is also a partner at the social housing practice Karakusevic Carson in London and recently won the 2011 Housing Architect of the Year award.

Current projects include two high profile student housing and retail developments. One in Glasgow’s West End for Alumno on Dumbarton Road and the other within the Historic Merchant City. Others include the conversion and development at Lenox Castle, housing in Bath and the conversion of Britain’s longest listed building in Cornwall. In previous years Iain is noted for his collaborations with Benson and Forsyth on the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh, Arata Isozaki, Allies and Morrison, Ian Simpson and Zaha Hadid.


RPS is an international consultancy providing advice on the planning, development and management of the built and natural environment. In April 2016 RPS acquired DBK, a leading UK-based project management, cost and building consultancy with over 40 years’ experience operating in the property and construction marketplace. Working together, our expanded team is now better placed than ever to achieve our core objective of providing our clients with support throughout the whole project lifecycle.


Conisbee is a structural and civil engineering consultancy established in 1982, with offices in Norwich and London. We offer a full range of design services for buildings and development sites, working across all sectors on projects with construction values up to £300million.

We seek to maximise the potential of every project, minimise the use of resources and help to create buildings and environments that are efficient, durable and enjoyable.

In addition to our award-winning work throughout the UK on a wide range of new-build and refurbishment projects, we are recognised for our expertise in the conservation of historic buildings. With broad experience in all types of residential work, we also work in education, arts, leisure, healthcare and commerce.

Our culture of continuous improvement ensures that we are constantly expanding our knowledge. We believe our ambition to be innovative and economic produces value for clients and responsibly delivered projects for the communities in which we work.


Cundall is an international award winning multi-disciplinary engineering design consultancy with significant expertise and resources in the design of sustainable buildings. Founded in 1976 we employ Engineers and Technicians in 19 offices throughout the UK and overseas, servicing our international Clients in a number of locations.


GL Hearn is one of the UK’s leading independent property consultancies providing trusted commercial property advice to the public sector, developers, investors and occupiers. Our goal is a simple one – to understand our clients’ business, bring our expertise and enthusiasm to bear and work with them to create, develop, protect and enhance their business interests.


Curtin&Co is the third party who will act between Alumno and the local community. Curtin&Co will lead the community consultation and be the main point of contact for residents. All feedback received will be carefully considered and communicated to Alumno and the project team.