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28 Nov 2008 - No comments
Clients of collapsed property firm Duncarse Developments have been warned by administrators that they may not see a penny of their £6,000 deposits. Days after managing director Mark Wilson...
28 Nov 2008 - No comments
Gareth Hoskins has spirited away the Arts trophy in the Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland Awards 2008. Run jointly by the Scotsman Publications and Glenfiddich, the event is run with a view to...
28 Nov 2008 - No comments
A Cumbrian pool has been earmarked for demolition, less than five years after it opened. The landmark Berners Pool, designed by Hodders Associates, had been left to sink or swim after lying...
28 Nov 2008 - No comments
One of the largest public, private collaborations in regeneration was unveiled today on the Inverclyde waterfront.  The joint venture will see James Watt Dock in Greenock transformed by  £180m...
28 Nov 2008 - No comments
The Scottish Government has been handed responsibility for all planning and conservation matters at sea up to 200 miles from the coastline, the recognised international limit. The devolved...
27 Nov 2008 - No comments
Cooper Cromar have submitted revised plans for 35-47 Kyle Street on behalf of John Watson & Co Ltd.  The residential proposal with ground floor commerce has been reduced from 10 floors down to...
27 Nov 2008 - No comments
Page \ Park are celebrating a fruitful foray on the awards circuit by accruing a number of accolades for their recent work.   Most significant amongst these was the practice’s Eden Court...
27 Nov 2008 - No comments
BDP’s Faculty of Education for the University of Strathclyde is set to employ a dramatic lighting scheme in a showcase statement of the University’s design intent. Key entrance and roof...
27 Nov 2008 - No comments
The exhibition ‘Archived’ by Bridget Steed marks the launch of a new gallery today in Edinburgh’s Old Town. The space is to be called ‘SCHOP’ (derived from a 17th century Scot’s term...
27 Nov 2008 - No comments
A common refrain heard by public transport users is “keep feet off seats”, passengers might therefore be forgiven for taking a double take upon hearing transport giant FirstGroups latest...
26 Nov 2008 - No comments
Mythical beasts of legend, the Kelpies, could soon be rearing their heads from myth to reality with construction of twin colossal equine sculptures. The water spirits of lore take equestrian...
26 Nov 2008 - No comments
Ever had that sinking feeling?  The Maldives have, every day the tropical paradise drops closer to a date with the briny.   The archipelago of almost 1,200 coral islands located south-south...
26 Nov 2008 - No comments
The National Trust and English Heritage have appointed Gareth Hoskins Architects to transform the visitor experience and welcome at Housesteads Roman Fort on Hadrian’s Wall, Northumberland....
26 Nov 2008 - No comments
An appeal to overturn an earlier rejection of a £12million housing development has fallen on deaf ears at the Scottish Government by being rejected in turn. The 38 home scheme tabled by JS...
25 Nov 2008 - No comments
With a construction drought at home, UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) is helping dozens of small British businesses to seek out partnerships in the deserts of the Middle East at the region’s top...
25 Nov 2008 - No comments
Mooted reforms to speed up Scotland’s languid planning system have been pounced upon by beleaguered housing firms desperate for an escape ticket from their present stramash. The moves for...
25 Nov 2008 - No comments
Tenants are being sought for new licensed premises from interior designers CM Design.  The cities newest watering hole will be kitted out in neutral décor and requisite flat panel screens...
25 Nov 2008 - No comments
“Never Drill Again!” proclaims the promotional branding and true to their word a new range of Bathroom Accessories & Doorstops from Red Dot Products Ltd entirely does away with the cumbersome...
25 Nov 2008 - No comments
Yesterday’s pre-budget report will have little impact on Scotland’s crisis hit construction industry according to the Scottish Building Federation.   The Federation recently predicted that...
24 Nov 2008 - No comments
Glasgow based Ryder Architecture has announced its sponsorship of Olympic and World Cup Championship skier, Noel Baxter in a two year deal. Based in Aviemore, Baxter competed in the 2002 and 2006...
24 Nov 2008 - No comments
Plans to create a new town centre for Craigmillar have been lodged with The City of Edinburgh Council. New shops, a new town square and a £30 million high school and public library form the...
24 Nov 2008 - No comments
Gadget lovers will be pleased to see the POWER8 workshop competing against other leading brands on Channel Five’s The Gadget Show, TONIGHT at 8PM The innovative cordless power tool set, with...
24 Nov 2008 - No comments
Michael Laird Architects have completed the interior for Microsoft Scotland’s Customer Centre at the Waverley Gate Building, Waterloo Place, Edinburgh. The designers set the challenge of...
24 Nov 2008 - No comments
Edinburgh based Masons Mortar Ltd has unveiled their striking new identity.  Created by corporate branding specialists Glidden Design the new look aims to reflect more accurately the company’s...
24 Nov 2008 - No comments
The 2008 Teamkal Awards were proudly announced at the recent Teamkal Conference where RCi editor, Kathy Manson presented Grainger Building Services Ltd’s managing director, Alex Owens (pictured...
21 Nov 2008 - No comments
Weekly Wrap 21.11.08 Pure golf is surely more refined Another week, another Aberdeenshire golf club captain taking up the pen instead of the putter. Not content with filling the...
21 Nov 2008 - No comments
Long mooted plans for an Ikea flat pack village in Glasgow have been abandoned. The Swedish furniture giants had intended to build around 40 BoKlok homes as part of the £200million New...
19 Nov 2008 - No comments
Glasgow City Council today (18/11/08) revealed a range of initiatives aimed at encouraging development and revitalising Glasgow’s economy, the main proposal being that upfront payments usually...
18 Nov 2008 - No comments
The New Cancer Research Facility at the Beatson Institute, Glasgow, designed by Reiach and Hall Architects, has won the Glasgow Institute of Architects (GIA) Supreme Award 2008.  The award was...
17 Nov 2008 - No comments
Edinburgh’s World Heritage Site status appears to have been saved despite concerns about the controversial Caltongate development Dr Mechtild Rossler and Professor Manfred Wehdorn visited...
17 Nov 2008 - No comments
Weekly Wrap 14.11.08 All square in the granite city It was Alexis de Tocqueville, the 19th century French statesman, I believe, who stated that ‘truth is simply a matter of timing’ and...
17 Nov 2008 - No comments
Ryder Architecture in Glasgow is helping to establish a theatre in a small village in the Eastern Cape of South Africa in a pilot regeneration project. It is hoped that performances by local people...
14 Nov 2008 - No comments
Inspectors from UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) have arrived in Edinburgh as the organisation considers whether to withdraw the World Heritage status...
13 Nov 2008 - No comments
Oliver Chapman Architects have successfully reached the second stage of an international competition designing the new headquarters’ building for the Irish gas board’s National Distribution...
12 Nov 2008 - No comments
At His Majesty's Theatre in Aberdeen and in front of an audience that included First Minister Alex Salmond, Wood, one of Scotland's wealthiest businessmen, outlined plans to donate up to...
11 Nov 2008 - No comments
The Saltire Society last night (November 10) announced the results of its annual Housing Design Awards. Hosted by its President, Lord Cullen of Whitekirk, the event took place at The Lighthouse....
11 Nov 2008 - No comments
Merebrook Consulting Ltd announce an expansion to its resources and capabilities due to a new strategic alliance with Spanish-based engineering consultancy, Idom. In joining the Idom Group of...
11 Nov 2008 - No comments
Work has started on seven new affordable homes which are being built in Girvan for Ayrshire Housing. Architects Lawrence McPherson Associates have designed the six three apartment and one four...
10 Nov 2008 - No comments
Golfopolis It has to be said that securing an outline planning approval doesn’t usually command acres of column inches in the national press, but then it’s not every day an application...
10 Nov 2008 - No comments
'Architecture and Design in NEW initiative to raise design standards' Architecture + Design (A+DS) is leading a new initiative to raise design skills in Scottish planning authorities by...
10 Nov 2008 - No comments
South Queensferry’s WT Architecture has been commissioned to develop designs for the occupation of the derelict Grain Fort in Kent. The Scheduled Monument is an accretion of Napoleonic and...
8 Nov 2008 - No comments
This years premier financially remunerating award, the RIAS Andrew Doolan Best Building in Scotland Award, has been bestowed jointly upon Elder and Cannon for their Castlemilk Stables restoration...
7 Nov 2008 - No comments
Gartnavel Royal Hospital has won the 2008 NHS Scotland Environment, Estates and Facilities Design Award.   The project was provided under the PFI system and Young and Gault were commissioned...
7 Nov 2008 - No comments
Construction work on the St Andrews Community Hospital and Health Centre, designed by Glasgow based architect Ryder Architecture, has reached the half way point. Procured under a £27 million...
7 Nov 2008 - No comments
The Scottish National Portrait Gallery is to be restored to its former glory thanks to £17.6m of funding from Edinburgh City Council. Works will see the galleries closed for up to two years...
6 Nov 2008 - No comments
A second major golf development in the north east is set to tee off in less than 48 hours after Donald Trump’s resort hit the ground running. The Muir Group intend to build a £115 million...
5 Nov 2008 - No comments
The Buchanan Partnership, a joint venture between Land Securities and Henderson Global Investors, has agreed terms with Vue Entertainment to take 35,000sq/ft of space in a remodelled Buchanan...
4 Nov 2008 - No comments
FM Developments and gm+ad are celebrating completion of Infinity at 133 Finnieston Street, Glasgow. The £20m development comprises approximately 59,050 square foot of high specification,...
3 Nov 2008 - No comments
Land Securities and Henderson Global Investors have secured approval for Glasgow’s Buchanan Galleries.   Designed by BDP the ambitious expansion plans, now costed at an inflation busting...
3 Nov 2008 - No comments
Donald Trump scored a hole in one today when his controversial proposals for a £1billion golf course skirted the rough of Aberdeen City Council to sail unimpeded over the accommodating fairway of...
3 Nov 2008 - No comments
Sometimes you just have to love a credit crunch Things seem to be moving quietly forward there in furry boot city as regards the Trumpton development, but could it all be an illusion worthy of...
3 Nov 2008 - No comments
Zone Architects have obtained planning permission for a contemporary styled house located within a former playground of St Serfs School, Edinburgh. The school is situated within a conservation...

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