Architectural practice makes it a full house in Greenock

A young architectural practice has become the newest tenant at Riverside Inverclyde’s (Ri) Custom House property in Greenock.

Nicholson McShane Architects (NMA) has taken the last remaining space at the Grade A-listed building, increasing office floor space by 50% on the practice’s former accommodation. 

Founded in August 2017 by directors Douglas Nicholson and Paul McShane, NMA’s new office is said to provide an ‘ideal space’ to accommodate the firm’s increase in size, from a practice of four to six. In addition to domestic extensions and alterations, the practice was appointed as architects on a number of housing developments and several commercial developments within the Greenock area.

Ri is the organisation delivering the economic regeneration of Inverclyde and hosts a variety of business centres in Gourock, Greenock and Port Glasgow.

Andrew Bowman, head of business investment and operations at Ri added, “This bright young practice has been a tenant of Ri’s since it was set up, initially taking space in Ladyburn Business Centre as their first step. NMA represents the kind of business which, given the opportunity to take root, can grow and help Inverclyde flourish and Ri is the perfect partner for these types of companies. 

“We wish Douglas, Paul and all of the team at NMA continued success at the Custom House.”