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31 Oct 2008 - No comments
On Thursday 30 October, Aberdeenshire Community Safety Partnership, in conjunction with Stewart Milne Homes, will officially open their ‘Safer Homes’ show house.  The show home is fitted...
31 Oct 2008 - No comments
A new ventilation system from SIEGENIA-AUBI  combines sensors with an extractor fan and wall ventilator to maintain air quality throughout the home. SIEGENIA-AUBI divisional managing...
30 Oct 2008 - No comments
New Campus Glasgow Ltd – the company set up to deliver one of Europe’s most ambitious development projects has issued the tender for the architect/design team for Glasgow’s new city centre...
30 Oct 2008 - No comments
Construction is underway on a residential scheme from South Ayrshire Council, with support from the Scottish Government, at McLean Street in Ayr to replace 132 ill favoured homes with 100 new build...
30 Oct 2008 - No comments
The story of good design was relayed in the language of high drama at the Roses Design Awards 2008 as the great and the good of the architectural community gathered to appreciate the best in...
29 Oct 2008 - No comments
It's the size of a football pitch, has taken 18 months to build and cost airport operator BAA Glasgow £31 million - now Glasgow Airport's terminal extension has opened to passengers, offering...
29 Oct 2008 - No comments
Scotland's centre for architecture and design, The Lighthouse, has posted an operating shortfall of £300,000.  The design champion lacks a banking overdraft facility prompting an embarrassing cap...
28 Oct 2008 - No comments
Glenfiddich have teamed up with The Scotsman for the Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland awards.  Gareth Hoskins has been nominated within the Arts Category, believed to be the first architect...
28 Oct 2008 - No comments
Scottish Ministers have launched their policy on Listing and Listed Building Consent (LBC) for the country’s 47,000 listed buildings, in conjunction with a consultation with local authorities on...
28 Oct 2008 - No comments
Budding photographers everywhere are being encouraged to submit their architectural work to the Architecture amateur category of the Sony World photography Awards, 2009. Our built environment...
28 Oct 2008 - No comments
Campaign bane It seems to have become the fashion for luminaries in the architectural profession to write letters to the Times and other papers demanding that this or that other building should...
28 Oct 2008 - No comments
Hazelwood School, from gm+ad architects, is to be featured within The Phaidon Atlas of 21st Century World Architecture, published this week. The prestigious volume categorises more than 1,000...
27 Oct 2008 - No comments
Edinburgh City Council are to impose a new affordable homes quota on developers in west Edinburgh. The council, the first local authority in Scotland to stipulate what proportion of new build...
27 Oct 2008 - No comments
A VIP rooftop extension looks set to give Edinburgh’s planners food for thought as Tony Singh, co-founder of Oloroso restaurant on Castle Street, submits plans for a rooftop dining experience.  ...
27 Oct 2008 - No comments
Finance Secretary John Swinney has announced changes to the planning system that will see the government take a “proportionate” approach to calling in controversial planning applications....
24 Oct 2008 - No comments
The Peak sports complex, the heart of Stirling Council’s £27.3 million Stirling Sports Village project, is nearing completion. The development includes a new nine-court sports hall, 25m...
24 Oct 2008 - No comments
When the Chunghwa Picture Tubes factory at Eurocentral went down the tubes the Lanarkshire site did not paint a pretty picture.  Fortunately the £330 million Maxim Business Park, designed by...
24 Oct 2008 - No comments
Construction of the John Hope Gateway Visitor Centre at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, designed by Edward Cullinan architects and engineering consultancy Buro Happold, is underway. By...
24 Oct 2008 - No comments
Marks Barfield’s futuristic i-360 tower for Brighton & Hove Council has commenced construction at Brighton’s ruined West Pier. The 158m high tower will be composed of 17 steel drums to form the...
24 Oct 2008 - No comments
News that Elderpark Primary School is to be demolished subsequent to its closure in January 2010 has been met by disbelief at a Linthouse residents meeting.  Drumoyne Community Council Secretary...
23 Oct 2008 - No comments
Bannatyne’s Health Club has seen the lease terminated for its city centre premises on William Street, Glasgow.   The gym will close this July to make way for a new office development which...
23 Oct 2008 - No comments
A property development team has been appointed to deliver the £300 million New Campus Glasgow whichnow boasts  an official website, www.newcampusglasgow.ac.uk. The New Campus Glasgow...
23 Oct 2008 - No comments
Carillion Property Services (CPS) is celebrating a night of success after achieving a prestigious safety award for the third consecutive year. RoSPA (Royal Society for the Prevention of...
23 Oct 2008 - No comments
Aedas have submitted outline proposals on behalf of the Davagh Trust for a mixed use scheme on land bounded by Washington, McAlpine and Balaclava Street in Glasgow’s International Financial...
23 Oct 2008 - No comments
Applecross have submitted a revised planning application for CDA’s mixed use scheme at Queen Margaret Drive in Glasgow’s west end.  Formerly occupied by the BBC, the A-listed North Park House...
22 Oct 2008 - No comments
Furniture designers Howe have completed a re-launch of publicity material which sees a range of new literature published to accompany the manufacturers range of products and services.  In addition...
22 Oct 2008 - No comments
Edinburgh based Bright 3D, experts in the creation of inspirational visitor experiences, has won the contract to transform the 16th century Abbots Hall at The Museum of East Anglian Life (MEAL) and...
22 Oct 2008 - No comments
Hot on the heels of the successful “Gathering Space” exhibition comes another pavilion to represent Scotland.  Graeme Massie Architects have been confirmed as first prize winners in an open...
22 Oct 2008 - No comments
The first phase of proposed extensions to Glasgow Airport took off on Tuesday when the new Sky Hub terminal opened its doors to UK arrivals. 3DReid, architects of the extension, were flying...
22 Oct 2008 - No comments
RMJM are encouraging more people to get drawing as part of a nationwide exhibition starting this Autumn at Edinburgh’s City Art Centre.  Quick on the Draw illustrates how people in many walks of...
22 Oct 2008 - No comments
BDP are reveling in twin delight after their Shetland Museum and Archive won both the Public and Commercial Access Category  Award and the Gold Award as Best-of-the-Best at the Wood Awards...
21 Oct 2008 - No comments
Global architectural firm RMJM have been selected to develop Madinat Al Soor,  part of Waterfront City.  Jointly masterplanned by Nakheel and the Rotterdam-based Office of Metropolitan...
21 Oct 2008 - No comments
This years premier architectural awards, the Roses Design Awards 2008, took place at a star studded evening of entertainment within the Beetham Hilton, Manchester.   Well designed buildings...
21 Oct 2008 - No comments
Edinburgh City Council have responded to objections from a raft of complainants, irked by proposals to redevelop Meadowbank Stadium and Sports Centre. Plans under consideration include...
21 Oct 2008 - No comments
BDP's Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum has been commended in the global final of the RICS awards, which brought together outstanding building projects from the UK, Europe and Australia.   The...
20 Oct 2008 - No comments
Anderson Homes (City), a subsidiary of Edinburgh based Anderson Homes, has gone bust as the walls of the housing market cave in.  The accounting vehicle had been established to raise funds for...
20 Oct 2008 - No comments
Commonwealth fun and games I’ve long despaired of Glasgow’s inability to generate any real legacy from any of the many titles it has accrued over the years (Garden Festival, European City...
17 Oct 2008 - No comments
The spreading contagion of house price falls has now infected Gladedale and Bellway, prompting the pair to scrap plans for 500 homes on the former Ruchill Hospital site. Despite being...
17 Oct 2008 - No comments
Gregor Shore, a Leith based residential developer, has emerged as the latest casualty of the credit crunch.  Bankruptcy of the developer has led to workers downing tools at Granton Anchor and...
16 Oct 2008 - No comments
The West Granton Local Centre, designed by architects 3DReid, has officially opened. The mixed-use development at Granton waterfront is anchored by a two-storey Morrison foodstore of...
16 Oct 2008 - No comments
Michael Laird Architects have won two awards at the 2008 British Council for Offices (BCO) Awards in London this week.  The event saw over 1500 property professionals gather at the Grosvenor House...
15 Oct 2008 - No comments
Property investment company St Martins has unveiled newly refurbished office space at 150 St Vincent Street in Glasgow city centre. Works have seen the main entrance and reception area...
15 Oct 2008 - No comments
In a drive to produce that elusive blend of the perfect cup of tea, Make mine a Builders have elicited the aid of Britain's foremost tea connoisseurs, our jobbing builders.  In partnership...
15 Oct 2008 - No comments
The first home to be constructed by a mainstream builder that meets the Government’s Code for Sustainable Homes, which all new houses must meet by 2016, has been unveiled by Barratt in the shape...
15 Oct 2008 - No comments
Nomad Research Design Consultation (RDC), the Glasgow-based interior design specialist, has been appointed by the University of East Anglia to develop an initial conceptual design for use of space...
14 Oct 2008 - No comments
Amidst widespread economic gloom a beacon of hope has emerged from the Argyle International Hotel courtesy of Charles Price, CEO of Progress Property Developments (PPD) and Guy Crawford, CEO of...
14 Oct 2008 - No comments
SSL Access, a disability platform lift specialist, has solved an access problem which will allow the Fire Service at Clydebank to expand and improve its vital contribution to the community.  ...
13 Oct 2008 - No comments
Land around Ibrox stadium has been feeling the blues for decades, sporting estates of dilapidated municipal flats.  Newly unveiled ambition from David Murray however promises to kick these relics...
13 Oct 2008 - No comments
Weekly Wrap 10.10.08 Who MAKE’s wins There is now no question that the current storm in the financial sector has thrashed across large parts of the UK’s architectural profession like a...
13 Oct 2008 - No comments
High Street retailer Bhs is expanding into the hotels trade by requisitioning redundant upper floors of its Princes Street flagship for guest rooms and facilities. The property benefits from...
13 Oct 2008 - No comments
McTavish Ramsay, a Dundee based architectural door firm, has invested £1million in new plant and machinery to produce a range of doorsets for large scale projects in the hotel, school, hospital...
13 Oct 2008 - No comments
A section of Argyle Street between Douglas Street and Newton Street is subject to a road closure order this week so that two cranes on site at Taylor Woodrow Cuprum development, designed by Aedas,...
10 Oct 2008 - No comments
Lord McCluskey, one of Scotland’s most respected legal figures, has escalated discourse on the impact of recent Edinburgh development to a “new pinnacle of hyperbole” say critics with an...
10 Oct 2008 - No comments
Scotlarch and timber in general are becoming a mainstream cladding material thanks to association with a lot of interesting high profile and smaller projects.  Here Architecture Scotland...
10 Oct 2008 - No comments
Glasgow Housing Association is redeveloping five eight-storey apartment blocks at Swinton Path and Invergyle Road in Glasgow, known as mini-multis, as part of GHA's £125 million investment...
10 Oct 2008 - No comments
Building Biographies has officicially opened at the Lighthouse, Glasgow, the latest biennale review of Scottish architecture for the ACCESS to Architecture Programme, which aims to bring...
9 Oct 2008 - No comments
Edinburgh architects Smith Scott Mullan have been shortlisted for this year’s Timber in Construction Awards. Completed last year, West Park student residences at the University of Dundee bucks...
9 Oct 2008 - No comments
Expanding Glasgow-based design, engineering and project management company Morgan Professional Services (MPS) has moved into new offices to support its growing workload in Scotland. MPS, which...
9 Oct 2008 - No comments
Prospect Magazine has brought together Andy McMillan and Tom Connolly, the architect of his home, for an evening’s insight into the history of this trend setting Merchant City development....
8 Oct 2008 - No comments
Ushida Findlay Architects (UFA) and Holmes Partnership have received planning permission to build a unique eco-friendly residence for five branches of a single family. An undulating roof links...
8 Oct 2008 - No comments
A planned Tesco superstore at St Mirrens ground on Love Street has been knocked out of play by the retail leviathan who have now set their sites on an alternative plot on ex industrial land on...
8 Oct 2008 - No comments
Malcolm Fraser Architects have completed new office space at Young Street Lane North in Edinburgh for Sundial Properties. The site is located within the grid of secondary streets that form the...
7 Oct 2008 - No comments
Another day, another hotel, original proposals for a 17 floor hotel at the SECC have been downsized as the latest design for a Hilton Garden Inn is submitted to planning. The partnership of...
7 Oct 2008 - No comments
Edinburgh World Heritage (EWH) have lent indirect support to Richard Murphy’s new home on Hart Street. The pressure group have distanced themselves from the criticism of council officials...
7 Oct 2008 - No comments
Glasgow's hotel rush shows no sign of abating with an application for Planning Permission and Listed Building Consent being lodged for conversion of a group of former town houses at 204-206 Bath...
6 Oct 2008 - No comments
It is somewhat daunting to consider just how many books Kevin McCloud (and his seemingly inexhaustible ‘Grand Designs’ programme) have spawned. His name is already coupled with over forty...
6 Oct 2008 - No comments
The keys to Mansefield Place, Rothesay on the Isle of Bute have been symbolically handed over to Fyne Homes by Collective Architecture in advance of tenants moving into their new homes. The...
6 Oct 2008 - No comments
The Fulbright-Glasgow Urban Lab Distinguished Chair Award will part fund a Chair from academic year 2010/11, supported by the Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow City Council and the Lighthouse. At...
6 Oct 2008 - No comments
The Glasgow School of Art is celebrating successful completion of phases one and two of the £8.7million Mackintosh Conservation and Access project.  Now open to the public the enhancement...
6 Oct 2008 - No comments
You can’t keep a good man down In character with its fairly long history of schizophrenic decisions, the City of Edinburgh Council’s Planning Committee this week went against its own...
6 Oct 2008 - No comments
Clydebank’s Queens Quay sets the scene for the towns latest office development, a 27,000sq/ft, four storey pavilion from Reiach & Hall.   Scheduled for completion in February 2009 the...
3 Oct 2008 - No comments
The Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment at The Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen has appointed two industry professionals as Honorary Professors. Robert Leslie,...
3 Oct 2008 - No comments
Britain’s largest crane is being deployed at Harthill service station in North Lanarkshire, closing the busy M8 between Junctions four and five from 1900 on Friday through to 0600 Saturday....
3 Oct 2008 - No comments
In a dramatic turn of events Richard Murphy’s controversial proposal for a private residence has been granted planning permission, against the advice of Edinburgh Council’s own officials....
2 Oct 2008 - No comments
Lawrence McPherson Associates have announced the appointment of Jim McGinlay to the position of Senior Architect. Jim (41), who joins the company from Thomas Design Architects of Carmunnock,...
2 Oct 2008 - No comments
Glasgow Housing Association (GHA) have allocated £40million to repair 604 defective properties in The winget estate, Carntyne, over the next five years. The huge sum equates to around...
1 Oct 2008 - No comments
A total of 58 new homes have been given planning consent at The Square, Craigmillar. This is the latest phase of a 15-year vision to breathe new life into the area by PARC, the organisation...
1 Oct 2008 - No comments
The sustainable benefits of galvanizing, a means of providing long-term corrosion protection to steel by way of coating it with molten zinc, has been highlighted in a new report, Galvanizing and...
1 Oct 2008 - No comments
Strathclyde University and Kennedy Fitzgerald Associates have unveiled plans for a multi-million pound centre for sports and health.  The bespoke building will feature top-of-the-range research,...
1 Oct 2008 - No comments
An international design competition for a new landmark development in Russia’s third largest city, Ekaterinburg has been won by an alliance between developer Vector-Stroy and French holding Vinci...

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