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Gordon Murray Architects goes into liquidation

Glasgow-based Gordon Murray Architects (GMA) has gone into liquidation this week, the AJ understands

The company’s demise brings to an end an architectural lineage dating back almost 80 years. The practice, which stopped trading a few weeks ago, had its roots in Thomas Cordiner and Partners, founded in 1935.

That firm subsequently became Cordiner Cunningham, then Cunningham Glass, then Cunningham Glass Murray, and then Glass Murray before re-emerging as Gordon Murray and Alan Dunlop Architects (GM + AD) in 1996.

Last year practice partners Murray, a former RIAS president, and Dunlop decided to end their 14-year working relationship leaving Murray to set up on his own and take on the majority of the former GM + AD workforce (see AJ 20.04.11).

Although it is unclear what Murray will do now, it is believed is around a year’s work still to do on the partially complete Scottish Crime Campus at Gartcosh (pictured), which GMA had been working on before its collapse.

The news of GMA’s liquidation comes as global credit information group Experian revealed that 0.10 per cent of the business population became insolvent during October, a rise from 0.09 per cent in September 2011 and 0.08 per cent in October 2010. 

The £65 million anti-organised crime nerve centre in Gartcosh, Glasgow designed by bmj architects and gm+ad

The £65 million anti-organised crime nerve centre in Gartcosh, Glasgow designed by bmj architects and gm+ad

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