About Us

Gilling Dod’s architectural portfolio extends nationwide, well beyond its early roots in the mercantile evolution of Victorian Liverpool. The Practice’s heritage stretches back to 1882 when William Willink opened the first office in Lord Street, Liverpool.

Over the ensuing years the Practice went on to be involved in some of Liverpool’s finest buildings. Perhaps the most famous being the Cunard Building. Grade II listed, it occupies an unrivalled waterside position taking centre stage as one of the city’s famous ‘Three Graces’, sited between the Port of Liverpool Building and the Royal Liver Building. It is also part of Liverpool’s UNESCO designated World Heritage Maritime Mercantile City.

Moving forward into the 21st Century, the Practice has grown into a major consultancy delivering assured and significant projects throughout the whole country. Working from our Cruck Barn premises in the glorious Lancashire countryside, we draw our dedicated staff from all parts of the northwest. Our rural location, unique environment and friendly, easy going atmosphere make it an enjoyable place to do business. We also do ‘good biscuits’! These relaxed surroundings, however, do not compromise our professional and committed approach to our business and clients.

Our ethos is simple: we stay focused on the needs of our clients and never rest on our successes. A real commitment to quality and innovation drives us on and underpins all we do. We have a strong belief in good architecture. We work with integrity, trust and transparency and look to build strong relationships with clients on all our projects regardless of size, value or prestige.

We believe in continuous learning and evaluation to ensure development of best practice across all of our projects. We put in place the right teams, systems and methodologies to deliver tailored solutions. We ensure that a culture of creativity and innovation is backed up by technical insight and buildability. We continually invest in the latest graphic software and computer technologies. All new projects to the office are developed in the Revit environment and our agenda is to push forward across this digital landscape, in order to keep us at the leading edge of the Building Information Modelling platform.

We believe in delivery and fulfilling promises. We strive for real world solutions that live and work outside the drawing office and provide quality designs which make places for people. 

Client Testimonial

Gilling Dod is one of the Country's top Practices I have ever had the pleasure of working with. The personal care and consideration shown by their Directors, Associates and project staff for our project has been second to none. It has been extremely pleasing to be associated with so many people who actually care and share the same enthusiasm and passion for our project.

~ Len Hartley, Project Manager