Nicholson McShane Architects become newest Riverside Inverclyde tenant


Riverside Inverclyde is delighted to welcome Nicholson McShane Architects as its newest tenant at Ladyburn Business Centre. Nicholson McShane is a new-start firm, led by founding directors and Chartered Architects Douglas Nicholson and Paul McShane, who have between them over 30 years post qualification experience.  Most recently both Douglas and Paul were directors at local architects' practice Canata and Seggie in Greenock.

The new practice will be offering services to residential, commercial, retail, hotel, residential care, healthcare and industrial clients. The practice will also offer CDM and Principal Designer services.

Of the new business, Douglas said:

“We look forward to establishing our business and serving clients in Inverclyde and beyond.  We launch with five highly qualified staff members each committed to providing the excellent levels of design, management and ethics demanded by our professional bodies at a reasonable cost.  We have a number of projects already underway and we look forward to working with our existing and future clients.”

Both Douglas and Paul are focused on creating an energetic and enthusiastic practice, with a clear objective to promote affordable, innovative and inspiring modern design. Of great importance to the new practice is their working relationships and exceeding the expectations of their clients regardless of project size.

Of the move into 506 sq ft at Ladyburn Business Centre, Paul said:

“We are excited about our new practice and Ladyburn Business Centre is the perfect space for the business at this point. It is ideally situated for clients both outwith and within Inverclyde.  We’d like to thank Riverside Inverclyde for their support in enabling us to move into the premises so quickly, and look forward to seeing the business grow.” 

Above: Ladyburn Business Centre offers businesses modern and professional office suites

Ri’s Ladyburn Business Centre has been developed to support businesses on a growth trajectory.  The building offers variable sized suites with flexible leases and is a perfect stepping stone for businesses looking to take the next step from their starter premises.

Fiona Maguire, Chief Executive of Riverside Inverclyde said:

Riverside Inverclyde is delighted to welcome Nicholson McShane Architects to Ladyburn Business Centre. The creation of a new architectural practice within Inverclyde is fantastic news and is a further sign of confidence building in the construction sector across the area.  We wish Douglas and Paul every success with their new practice and look forward to welcoming further ambitious companies into the business centre.”

Nicholson McShane will join a wide range of tenants including River Clyde Homes, The Wise Group, North Atlantic Minerals, Enterprise Childcare, SKV Group, Miller Surveying, Key Housing, and Gryffe Studios in the former Ladyburn School, which offers 27 traditional offices across two floors.  Ladyburn Business Centre is part of the wider Riverside Business Park which was developed and completed by Riverside Inverclyde in 2013.

With the increased market demand, Riverside Inverclyde will be turning its attention to filling the remaining five suites at Ladyburn ranging from 355 sq ft to 517 sq ft.

For more details on Nicholson McShane Architects please visit their Facebook page at or call Douglas or Paul on 07867 970 665 or 07968 803 971.

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