News Stories


Arisaig Planning Granted

We are pleased to announce that our project for a new house near Arisaig has been granted planning permission. Commanding fantastic views over Loch Nan Ceall, the proposal is for a new build house featuring a Douglas-fir frame and constructed sustainably using breathable wood-fibre insulation. 


New Director

Helen Lucas Architects are delighted to announce that Rosalind Love has been made a director. This reflects the senior role she takes in supporting Helen in the practice. Congratulations to Ros!


Planning granted on Burr’s Garage project

We are pleased to announce that our project for Burr’s Garage, Tongue, has been granted planning permission. At the local planning committee the proposal was unanimously granted approval, receiving high praise for an extensive and detailed submission which will provide a world-class attraction and community focused gathering space for locals and visitors alike. Further details of the committee's decision can be found in the Northern Times article here.


Scottish Design Awards Finalists

Helen Lucas Architects are delighted to announce that our project for Burr’s Garage in the village of Tongue has been shortlisted for the Future Building or Projects category of the Scottish Design Awards 2020. This project seeks to renew and re-purpose the historic Burr’s Stores as a vibrant village hub and tourist destination; a community-focused place of gathering for locals and visitors alike. 
Winners are to be announced on the 10th September and more details on the submission can be found here.

Office upgrades

In preparation for returning to working from the office we have been working with Allgood, our wonderful ironmongery specialists, to upgrade our space in line with new Covid-19 working practices. 


This includes using Allgood’s Modric contactless soap dispensers and paper towel dispensers and also changing all our door handles to their Contego range, which is manufactured using an alloy with the appearance of Stainless steel, but which has the antimicrobial properties of copper.
Thanks to Allgood for their specification expertise and should you wish to know more please visit their website for more details.