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29 Aug 2008 - No comments
Allan Murray’s mammoth Caltongate scheme, endangered after an embarrassing council faux pas, is back on the agenda after being rubber stamped for the second time. Commenting, Mountgrange...
29 Aug 2008 - No comments
Arts venue – competition or shoe-in? Out of the blue, a mystery group of financial backers have apparently assembled a £3m cash pot to help get a new culture centre off the ground. Not a...
29 Aug 2008 - No comments
European Development Company Hotels Ltd (EDC) have appointed Aedas to design the £120 million Bothwell Plaza scheme on Bothwell Street, Glasgow. Comprising twin elements, the eastern portion...
27 Aug 2008 - No comments
Glasgow based Nord Architects have unveiled design proposals for the Olympic Primary Substation, Stratford. The key utility building for EDF Energy is designed to evoke permanency, weight and...
27 Aug 2008 - No comments
Broomview House in Edinburgh is set to be demolished on 21 September, accompanied by a live internet broadcast.  The estate has been subject to severe subsidence such that, according to local...
26 Aug 2008 - No comments
Archaeologists are investigating whether the ornately carved St Orland’s Pictish stone has stood in the same spot for more than 1,100 years.  The work is especially exciting because most stones...
26 Aug 2008 - No comments
Hurleypalmerflatt’s Energy & Sustainability Consultancy, as part of the Gigha partnership, has won the Affordable Housing category at the Scottish Design Awards 2008 for Fyne Homes & CP...
26 Aug 2008 - No comments
Integrated Environmental Solutions (IES) launch a free plug in to Google SketchUp, the popular 3D design tool, today.   Critically this now enables sustainable practice to be undertaken at the...
25 Aug 2008 - No comments
A comprehensive architectural assessment of the Medical Centre of New Orleans released this week, three years after hurricane Katrina, concludes that ‘Big Charity’ can be rehabilitated as a...
25 Aug 2008 - No comments
Scottish architectural practice, Groves Raines Architects Studio (GRAS) part of Groves Raines Architect Ltd, will launch its designs for a House of the Future at this year’s Homes & Interiors...
22 Aug 2008 - No comments
Northern Rockets It’s only two weeks since I commented on press reports about Malcolm Fraser Architects’ having to make several staff redundant so it’s good to see the practice bouncing...
22 Aug 2008 - No comments
Planners have recommended councillors in Edinburgh give the go ahead to plans by Forth ports and RMJM to provide 15,000 new homes at Leith Docks, one quarter classed as affordable. The biggest...
22 Aug 2008 - No comments
James Bond star Sir Sean Connery has lambasted a deterioration in the quality of Edinburgh.  With SPECTRE out of commision the fictional British secret agent has focussed his ire on Edinburgh City...
21 Aug 2008 - No comments
The future of thousands of new homes across Edinburgh lies in doubt as construction activity in the city slows markedly. As builders and buyers struggle to secure finance developers are being...
21 Aug 2008 - No comments
Barclays have unveiled a stylish new look at its flagship Glasgow branch. Located within Cooper Cromar’s Aurora building on Bothwell Street the interior borrows inspiration from hotel and...
21 Aug 2008 - No comments
The Scottish Government have announced that up to £100 million in funding could be brought forward from the Affordable Housing Investment Programme and local authorities budget of 2010-11....
21 Aug 2008 - No comments
Glasgow City Council leader Steven Purcell has pledged £2 million to tackle substandard housing and rogue landlords, saying: "The buck stops with me and I am making that personal commitment."...
20 Aug 2008 - No comments
UNESCO are warning Edinburgh that major developments should be put on hold until investigations into the city’s World Heritage Status have been completed. A team will visit the capital in...
20 Aug 2008 - No comments
Regional British cities are more successful at marketing themselves than several of their European rivals according to a survey published today by Saffron Brand Consultants. Edinburgh, Glasgow...
20 Aug 2008 - No comments
Townhead is set to receive a new £1.3 million public hall at the foot of the recently refurbished Taylor Place tower blocks. A meeting will be held on Wed 27 Aug at 7pm in The Martyrs Church...
19 Aug 2008 - No comments
Highways Management (Scotland) Ltd have been named as the preferred bidder for the upgrade of an 11 mile stretch of the A80 between Stepps and Haggs. The project will see 8km of dual 2 lane...
19 Aug 2008 - No comments
Barnet College, one of England’s largest further education institutions, has unveiled the first images of its plans for a new campus in Colindale, North London.  Identified as an...
19 Aug 2008 - No comments
Hercules Unit Trust have applied for permission to extend the 37,000sq/m Glasgow Fort in Easterhouse by 16,000sq/m in a £25 million expansion designed by Cooper Cromar and anchored by Marks &...
19 Aug 2008 - No comments
Jones Lang LaSalle Scotland's Project and Development Services team has completed a £650,000 refurbishment and fit-out of Bonhams new headquarters in Edinburgh, ahead of the public opening on 19th...
19 Aug 2008 - No comments
Aberdeen aims to improve the quality of its architecture by becoming the first council in Scotland to enact a building design policy.  Perversely this is envisaged as occurring within the auspices...
19 Aug 2008 - No comments
Miller Construction have completed phase one of the £250 million Union Square development in Aberdeen on behalf of Hammerson and immediately begun phase 2. The second phase will see...
19 Aug 2008 - No comments
A glut of inner city apartments across the north west has contributed to a stagnation in new build homes, with serious ramifications for developers and by extension architects. In the last...
19 Aug 2008 - No comments
Planning permission has been granted for Sheppard Robson’s stem cell research centre in Edinburgh's Bioquarter, a newly formed research community around the Royal Infirmary in Little France.  ...
18 Aug 2008 - No comments
It has been announced that “What’s New In Building”, a long established publication from CMP Information, is to close down its magazine and website. No reason was given for the...
18 Aug 2008 - No comments
BAA, formerly the British Airports Authority, is expected to put Glasgow Airport on the market in the next few months following a competition commission investigation into claims of a monopoly in...
18 Aug 2008 - No comments
The South West Community Health & Care Partnership Headquarters by gm+ad is Glasgow City Council's current biggest capital project providing community care and office facilities for Govan.  ...
18 Aug 2008 - No comments
Jones Lang LaSalle report that the art deco Seaforth House at Hillington Park is now ready for occupation  Citylink Development Company Ltd have invested £2 million in refurbishing the building...
18 Aug 2008 - No comments
RMJM has made a new senior appointment in the UK with the arrival of Julie Bartlett as European Marketing Director. While many architectural companies are cutting back in the current credit...
18 Aug 2008 - No comments
IIPS is a business improvement framework designed to advance an organisation's performance through its people.  Companies can achieve IIPS accreditation by undertaking an assessment based on...
18 Aug 2008 - No comments
New images have been published by developer Rob Hill of gm+ad's under construction Copenhagen Building, so named after the Duke of Wellington’s horse which served in the Battle of Waterloo. It is...
18 Aug 2008 - No comments
Property experts DTZ have warned that the decision to scrap the Edinburgh Airport Rail Link will adversely effect ongoing efforts to attract new business to the city.  Edinburgh has slipped behind...
15 Aug 2008 - No comments
Golf - the environmentally damaging side of tourism Like everyone else, I get a lot of spam e-mails, but it being the holiday season and as a complete sucker for all matters to do with travel,...
15 Aug 2008 - No comments
Glasgow based branding consultancy, Marque, have devised a unique identity for a delicatessen, recently opened in New York City. A comprehensive range of features were branded including...
15 Aug 2008 - No comments
Around 70 major contractors have expressed an interest in building the Athlete’s Village for the 2014 Commonwealth Games, masterplanned by RMJM.  The village is intended to represent an...
15 Aug 2008 - No comments
The organising committee for the 2014 Commonwealth Games moved into a new base at Monteith House, George Square, this month. The project has been managed by Jones Lang LaSalle’s Project and...
15 Aug 2008 - No comments
Manor Kingdom Estates and 3DReid Architects have announced plans to construct the first 5 star hotel in the Scottish Borders for hotel operator De Vere. The £50 million hotel and conference...
14 Aug 2008 - No comments
The award winning Edinburgh architecture practice Malcolm Fraser Architects has won a major international design competition, coordinated by the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS)...
13 Aug 2008 - No comments
A controversial report from the Policy Exchange has called for a mass migration of citizens in the north of England to the south in a radical policy of depopulation. 'Cities Unlimited' calls...
13 Aug 2008 - No comments
As recession fears loom, Scotland’s largest architectural practice, 3DReid, is looking to stimulate the property development and construction industries with its MultiSpace concept....
13 Aug 2008 - No comments
Against the grain of expectation house prices are continuing to rise in Scotland, albeit at a greatly reduced rate and against a slump in sales volume. The Scottish House Price Monitor showed...
12 Aug 2008 - No comments
Barratt Developments have received a welcome boost from Polaris Capital Management, after they upped their stake in the ailing housebuilder to 6%. The move is a sign that Barratt shares may...
12 Aug 2008 - No comments
A major step toward preparation for the 2014 Commonwealth Games will take place this Friday when councillors agree to buy the last remaining large tract of land on the athletes village site, owned...
11 Aug 2008 - No comments
Manor Kingdom Estates have announced ambition to construct a £50 million “world class” hotel operated by De Vere at West Linton, Penicuik. The Rutherford Castle Hotel will be set in 18...
11 Aug 2008 - No comments
Planning permission has been granted for a new campus at Napier University from RMJM.   The development in the Sighthill area of Edinburgh forms part of the university’s £100 million...
11 Aug 2008 - No comments
Fresh perspectives of Chapman Taylor's Meadowside Quay for Peel Holdings have been released following cancellation of the mooted "super casino".  The crassly overblown lump of classical revivalism...
8 Aug 2008 - No comments
Malcolm Fraser Architects has cut eight architect jobs at its Edinburgh practice, representing a quarter of their workforce. The move is being blamed on a downturn in the construction industry...
8 Aug 2008 - No comments
Credit where it’s due It might be the silly season for news, but the Prince of Wales is certainly way out in front when it comes to publicising new initiatives in architecture in Scotland....
8 Aug 2008 - No comments
Allan Murray Architects £300 million Caltongate scheme for Mountgrange has been delayed by more than a month following an embarrassing administrative error from Edinburgh City Council.  As...
7 Aug 2008 - No comments
In an innovative collaboration, bmj architects & gm+ad architects, as part of a multi-disciplinary design team, have now been appointed as Architects by the Scottish Government for a new Multi...
7 Aug 2008 - No comments
Up to 200 affordable homes are to be built in the vicinity of Murrayfield Stadium after Duddingston House Properties shelved plans for private flats. The developer will now proceed in...
6 Aug 2008 - No comments
Edinburgh Architects Smith Scott Mullan Associates have released images of their new sheltered housing project.   The 68 apartment development is located within the Royston Wardieburn...
6 Aug 2008 - No comments
Developer Castlemore has obtained an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) for their Waverley Gate in Edinburgh. The certificate give a building an asset rating based on its energy efficiency...
6 Aug 2008 - No comments
The Venue nightclub on Calton Road Edinburgh used to be a place to go after the office.  Now it is the office following Plum Developments transformation of the premises into open plan office...
6 Aug 2008 - No comments
Four major office developments in Edinburgh are on hold as developers struggle to obtain funding from lenders. Duddingston House Properties have put on hold for up to 3 years plans to replace...
5 Aug 2008 - No comments
Holmes Partnerships plan to build a new £80.4 million HQ for Aberdeen Council within the historic Marischal College, the second largest granite building in the world, steps up a gear this summer....
4 Aug 2008 - No comments
Deveron Highland have unveiled a £100 million plan to build 550 homes at Sandown Farm on the outskirts of Nairn, incorporating 138 affordable homes from development partner Servite Housing...
4 Aug 2008 - No comments
A+DS Chief Executive Sebastian Tombs has today unveiled the new internal structure of the organisation and has announced the appointment of new department heads to take the organisation forward....
4 Aug 2008 - No comments
A development of 288 private and serviced apartments from Frasers Property promises to be the latest addition to Glasgow’s burgeoning International Financial Services District.   RMJM have...
4 Aug 2008 - No comments
Some £187 million is required to bring sub standard housing in the Govanhill area of Glasgow up to minimum habitation standards it has been reported. Residents are in uproar over the...
1 Aug 2008 - No comments
Glasgow Caledonian University is considering moves to relocate its entire campus, staff and students to the city's east end. The move aims to capitalise on regeneration efforts being...
1 Aug 2008 - No comments
Think not what you can do for your professional institute… Stop press: important professional institution fails to sell prestigious Georgian headquarters in central Edinburgh to finance...
1 Aug 2008 - No comments
Deliberation over nominations for the Roses Design Awards 2008 has concluded with a full candidate list.   A breakdown of individual categories and nominees is available on our sister site, ...

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