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30 Sep 2008 - No comments
Russwood , the sustainable timber specialist, are celebrating the successful cladding in Scotlarch® of the high profile “Gathering Space” exhibition from Gareth Hoskins architects for the...
29 Sep 2008 - No comments
Marshalls plc has secured a major contract to supply hard landscaping solutions to the 650 acre Eurocentral development in North Lanarkshire, one of Scotland's key commercial developments....
29 Sep 2008 - No comments
Placing the future in the Trust Over the years I’ve found visiting properties and landscapes under the stewardship of the National Trust for Scotland to be an increasingly dispiriting...
29 Sep 2008 - No comments
NHS Lothian have been served with a demolition notice by the council for the burnt out shell of the former eastern General Hospital, destroyed by a devastating fire last year. The ruined B...
29 Sep 2008 - No comments
As part of the University of Strathclyde’s £300 million single campus project, the university propose to relocate their present Faculty of education from the Jordanhill campus to a city centre...
26 Sep 2008 - No comments
The Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences (SIPBS) promises to provides a centre for teaching and research and bring together a multi disciplinary team to tackle drug discovery...
26 Sep 2008 - No comments
Planning permission has been granted to extend Piersland House Hotel in Troon, which was designed by renowned Scottish architect William Leiper in 1899 and was the home of the grandson of Johnnie...
26 Sep 2008 - No comments
Following the sale of St Andrew Square by ING to the Australian group Stockland Halladale, Gareth Hoskins Architects, working in collaboration with Comprehensive Design Architects (CDA) have been...
25 Sep 2008 - No comments
Further to refusal of an earlier proposal to redevelop Balfour Stewart House in Edinburgh’s West Murrayfield conservation area comes a second application for demolition from Rumney Manor Ltd and...
25 Sep 2008 - No comments
Recycling has become a religion for many, as millions dutifully sort and limit their household waste.  One church however is planning to take recycling a stage further with wholly new evangelical...
25 Sep 2008 - No comments
A planning application has been submitted by Whiteburn Projects for the prominent £40million SoCo development.  This bridges a fire ravaged site at Cowgate in Edinburgh’s Old Town. A 200...
24 Sep 2008 - No comments
Lomondgate, a £60million roadside business park, is poised to commence construction this November following infrastructure improvements and pre-lets to BBC Scotland, Whitbread and Tesco....
24 Sep 2008 - No comments
HM Revenue & Customs have published their latest report on property transactions within the United Kingdom. The statistics make for interesting reading vis a vis the present condition of the...
24 Sep 2008 - No comments
East Lothian Council has agreed to approach house-builders in the county to further its affordable housing programme during the credit crunch, at a time when homelessness presentations from April...
24 Sep 2008 - No comments
Responding to criticism aired by Glaswegian architect Alan Dunlop, which voiced the perception of a London-centric British Pavilion at the recent Venice Biennial, the British Council have issued a...
24 Sep 2008 - No comments
Campbell and Arnott's £3m Armitstead Child Development Centre, situated in a quiet clearing on the South West edge of the Kings Cross Hospital Campus in Dundee, has just completed.  The purpose...
24 Sep 2008 - No comments
Sporsnis, from Anderson Associates, is a community inspired project which has taken over twelve years to bring to fruition.  It is located to the north west corner of the Isle of Lewis in the very...
23 Sep 2008 - No comments
Lawrence McPherson Associates are nursing their aching muscles and blistered feet after raising £4288 from a charity walk. Partner Steve McGhee presented Laura Battles from the National...
23 Sep 2008 - No comments
The award-winning Hazelwood School has followed up its architectural success with a glowing report from education inspectors in respect of the work conducted within. The £6.8 million school,...
23 Sep 2008 - No comments
Linda Fabiani, Minister for Europe, External Affairs and Culture in the Scottish Government has announced a review of the policy and financial management of Architecture and Design Scotland (ADS)....
23 Sep 2008 - No comments
The Suttie Centre for Teaching and Learning in Healthcare, designed by Bennetts Associates, has received a Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) award which...
23 Sep 2008 - No comments
Born and bred Welshman Peter Greening, a former decorator from Cardiff, has established Ag Tech to manufacture customised MDF wallboards powder coated with a silver-based anti-microbial agent.  ...
23 Sep 2008 - No comments
Lawrence McPherson Associates in partnership with East Ayrshire Council have begun building work on a new £2.7m amenity housing complex at Cessnock Gardens in Hurlford, Ayrshire.   The...
22 Sep 2008 - No comments
Waterfront woes The development of the capital’s coastline took another significant step backwards this past week when news emerged that Waterfront Edinburgh, the private company formed by...
22 Sep 2008 - No comments
Collective Architecture and Clydebank Rebuilt are celebrating the award of an International Award for Architecture for the Titan Crane and Visitor’s Centre, a key part of the redevelopment of...
22 Sep 2008 - No comments
A private residence at 13 Strond on the west coast of South Harris presented many challenges for Anderson Associates, particularly the steeply sloping topography and substantial water run off from...
22 Sep 2008 - No comments
Broomview Court within the Sighthill district of Edinburgh was brought down in spectacular fashion on Sunday. Ian Begg, a long time resident of the estate, pulled the plunger on his former...
22 Sep 2008 - No comments
Hazelwood School in Glasgow is celebrating the success of their Doors Open Day event, which exceeded all visitor expectations. "We were overwhelmed at first but delighted by the number of...
19 Sep 2008 - No comments
This Big Build Appeal is celebrating the sourcing of some £10.5 million towards a £16 million hospice appeal. The Appeal has been furiously fundraising over the past two years to raise the...
19 Sep 2008 - No comments
Following on from the failure of Transport London's two design competitions for a new bus shelter, the Dundee Institute of Architects (DIA) have initiated a student competition to redesign the...
19 Sep 2008 - No comments
Burnet Bell have submitted to planning proposals for Glasgow Housing Association and Rokbuild North to refurbish the Dalriada, Columba and Davaar blocks of the Anderston Centre. Works will...
19 Sep 2008 - No comments
A shortlist of four tenders has been short listed for development of the 2014 Athlete’s Village.  These will form a report to come before the Council’s Executive Committee next week, advising...
19 Sep 2008 - No comments
The Central College of Commerce has reversed its decision not to merge with a proposed single shared campus facility or “super college”. The board of Central now believe that merger with...
19 Sep 2008 - No comments
Culminating an avalanche of accolades on the eve of doors open day comes news that the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design has awarded gm+ad's Hazelwood School The International...
19 Sep 2008 - No comments
Elizabeth Haldane Court, from Anderson Associates Ltd, occupies a brown field site within Stornoway’s outstanding conservation area and is bounded by a mixture of high quality residential, public...
18 Sep 2008 - No comments
DO-Architecture will unveil a dramatic installation at the Maryhill Burgh Halls this evening, that promises to show the historic Halls in a new light.  The work forms part of the ongoing...
18 Sep 2008 - No comments
Budding Builder, five-year-old Alexander Logie from Aberdeen, proves a real chip off the old block having got to grips with stonemasonry at the Self Build & Renovate Show in Aberdeen. Masons...
18 Sep 2008 - No comments
Fresh from ‘A Gathering Space’, Gareth Hoskins Architects have launched ‘Gareth Hoskins Architects: 0-10 years’, a look at the work of the practice for its 10th anniversary.  In his...
17 Sep 2008 - No comments
The most recent Scottish Government Planning Advice note (PAN) on ‘Masterplanning’ has been published.   This aims to cover the masterplanning process from beginning to end, from...
17 Sep 2008 - No comments
Scottish architectural practice, DO, are making a name for themselves in Brighton with a number of illuminating proposals.  Big ticket works set to make a splash include the i-360 with Marks...
17 Sep 2008 - No comments
This book investigates the versatility and flexibility of ceramic materials through a selection of 32 works merging architecture, interior design, public spaces and temporary places. This is a...
16 Sep 2008 - No comments
A revised outline planning application has been submitted by Peel Holdings and Chapman Taylor architects for the £1.2 billion Meadowside Quay. These call for a triple sided 36 storey...
16 Sep 2008 - No comments
Cairns Pub at 5-7 Miller Street is set to be demolished to allow opportunity of providing new build replacement in an appropriately scaled bedfellow to its illustrious peer, no.3 Miller Street....
16 Sep 2008 - No comments
Local developer, The Klin Group, plan to raise the curtain on a forgotten Kilmarnock nightclub with a spectacular Encore. The Encore Project entails £65 million of investment to spruce up a...
16 Sep 2008 - No comments
With construction drying up across the UK some architects are setting their sights on the fantastical spires of exotic climes.  This group can now count influential architect Adrian Welch amongst...
16 Sep 2008 - No comments
A hidden revolution is taking place on the roof of the Glasgow Sheriff Court building.  Out of sight from the public a vast photovoltaic array, the largest in Scotland, thrums with power as rays...
16 Sep 2008 - No comments
Nord Architects have submitted proposals for 101 St Vincent Street to Glasgow's planning department on behalf of Dunaskin Properties. The B listed premises were designed in a classical manner...
15 Sep 2008 - No comments
With the 2008 Venice Biennial in full flow, leading Glaswegian architect Alan Dunlop, has issued a stinging rebuke to the lack of inclusivity from the British Pavilion.  Arguing that a strong...
15 Sep 2008 - No comments
As reported by Architecture Scotland on Friday, it appears as though the Six Cities Design Festival (an offshoot of The Lighthouse) is no more. Kirsteen McDonald of Stirling City Council said:...
15 Sep 2008 - No comments
Museum of Rampant Inflation Well, who’d have thought? A new report to Glasgow City Council’s Finance Committee reveals that Zaha Hadid’s Transport Museum in Glasgow is undergoing a...
15 Sep 2008 - No comments
Aberdeen City Council has approved a detailed planning application submitted by Miller Cromdale, the joint venture partnership between Miller Developments and Aberdeen-based developer Cromdale Ltd,...
15 Sep 2008 - No comments
The head of one of the UK’s biggest architecture firms is calling on the profession to get rid of its image as being the exclusive domain of white middle aged men – and to create opportunities...
12 Sep 2008 - No comments
Two timber houses designed by John Gilbert Architects for Albyn Housing Association Ltd, in partnership with the Forestry Commission, have started on site at Glenmore within the Cairngorms National...
12 Sep 2008 - No comments
Architecture Scotland hears that the Six Cities design festival has been scrapped by the SNP Government.  Said one source on the Architecture Scotland forum: "...all the six cities staff were in...
11 Sep 2008 - No comments
Aedas Architects have unveiled striking concepts for a duo of talls more akin to the booming economies of the Far and Middle East than musty Tradeston. A skeletal sail taller than the Kingston...
11 Sep 2008 - No comments
A 15 year plan to attract £300 million of investment to Stirling has been launched by the Stirling Development Agency (SDA), comprising Valad Property Group and Stirling Council. The...
11 Sep 2008 - No comments
Nord have been approached with a view to extending Clifton House, a 1960’s office block within the Park Conservation area of Glasgow City Centre. Existing spaces within the building are to...
11 Sep 2008 - No comments
The prestigious Venice Biennale gets underway today and Scotland has booked a prime spot at the Piazzale della Stazione Santa Lucia, directly opposite the main train station. This presence aims to...
10 Sep 2008 - No comments
A 76% fall in the volume of home completions in Edinburgh for the second quarter of this year has been reported by the National House-Building Council (NHBC).  These showed a mere 161 new build...
10 Sep 2008 - No comments
South Lanarkshire Council have launched full online access to planning submissions, negating the need to traipse down to council offices. A fully searchable database will allow individuals to...
10 Sep 2008 - No comments
Edinburgh Zoo are to mount a challenge against a council ruling that forbids the sale of green belt land for housing.   The zoo is keen to press ahead with a land sale which, it is hoped,...
10 Sep 2008 - No comments
Prospect set sail with Aedas through stormy economic waters for the launch of the practices landmark £100 million Bothwell Plaza scheme.  But will the architects sail rings around the...
9 Sep 2008 - No comments
Adding to a spate of job losses announced recently comes news that Michael Laird Architects has laid off five members of staff. Speaking to Architecture Scotland, Michael Laird Architects...
9 Sep 2008 - No comments
Deramore Property Group and the Hugh Martin Partnership have lodged a planning application for a 100 bedroom hotel and department store at 121 Princes Street.  Fashion retailer New Look has...
9 Sep 2008 - No comments
A further round of value-engineering is to be imposed upon Zaha Hadid’s transport museum in Glasgow. In a report the council said: “A number of potential cost savings have been identified,...
9 Sep 2008 - No comments
As one of Edinburgh’s leading architects, Richard Murphy is well used to garnering flak.  But proposition of a 17 storey hotel in haymarket has excited an unprecedented storm of opposition...
9 Sep 2008 - No comments
Aluminium systems supplier Kawneer, have announced that two types of curtain walling will be installed on a speculative Grade A office project on Wellington Street, Glasgow. Approved...
8 Sep 2008 - No comments
Billionaire Bill Gates has unleashed his team of technological code monkeys upon Edinburgh’s virtual cityscape, with outlandish results. Having recently set up shop in Waverley Gate, Gates...
8 Sep 2008 - No comments
The first major monograph of Connell Ward and Lucas, one of the most controversial of modernist practices, is to be published on September 11. Amyas Connell, Basil Ward and Colin Lucas...
8 Sep 2008 - No comments
International architecture firm RMJM, has won a contract to design two new university campuses in Libya from the Organisation for the Development of Administrative Centres (ODAC).   These...
8 Sep 2008 - No comments
Hazelwood School continues to accrue awards for its bulging trophy cabinet.  The latest gong wings its way over from across the pond courtesy of Design Share.  This global community of...
5 Sep 2008 - No comments
The Business and Enterprise Committee have published a report that calls on the government to appoint a “Chief Construction Officer”, who would drive forward best practice and become the main...
5 Sep 2008 - No comments
St Peter’s seminary has been much in the news of late, as architects ponder how best to raise the crumbling structure from the dead.   A recent German invasion however appears to have taken...
5 Sep 2008 - No comments
A desolate 1960’s concrete warren, otherwise known as Linwood Shopping Centre, is set to make way for a new mixed use development. The new Centre will include a town hall, Tesco...
5 Sep 2008 - No comments
River runs dry Only a few weeks now until the ‘Design Develop & Unify Glasgow’ conference highlighted previously in the Wrap, but if ever an event’s hype was confounded by reality, this...
5 Sep 2008 - No comments
In what has become something of a triumphant year for Gareth Hoskins Architects comes news that the practice has been shortlisted for the BD 2008 Architect of the Year Award in the Public Buildings...
5 Sep 2008 - No comments
A vision for Scotland’s first eco town at Cardenden has been submitted to Fife Council by Banks Developments and Turley Associates.  The proposal aims to harness natural resources to realise the...
5 Sep 2008 - No comments
Scott McIntyre and Agnes Hegedus of Dundee based architects & interior designers, Nicoll Russell Studios, are celebrating reaching the final of a national photographic competition.  The event was...
5 Sep 2008 - No comments
The Glasgow School of Art have published the latest issue of their in-house magazine, Flow. This details the institutions economic contributions and achievements over the past six months. ...
4 Sep 2008 - No comments
Two Glasgow schools, Hazelwood School from gm+ad architects and John Wheatley College by Ahrends Burton and Koralek Architects, have been shortlisted in the learning category of the World...
4 Sep 2008 - No comments
An A listed office block at 21-22 St Andrew's Square is set to be transformed by developer Golden Square has been recommended for approval.  The plans call for subdivision of the building into...
4 Sep 2008 - No comments
Scotland’s dedicated presence at this years Venice Architecture Biennale takes the form of the Scottish pavilion, “A Gathering Space”, created by Gareth Hoskins Architects.  This expressive...
4 Sep 2008 - No comments
A masterplan has been submitted by NPL Estates and Keppie for Scotland's largest brownfield regeneration project at the Ardeer Peninsula in North Ayrshire. More than £500m will be invested...
4 Sep 2008 - No comments
The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) has opened the RIAS Andrew Doolan Best Building in Scotland Award 2008.  The princely sum of £25,000 will be awarded to the architect of...
4 Sep 2008 - No comments
Scottish Government ministers have given the final go-ahead for an aerial adventure course in Pollok Park. The application was originally approved in March, but this decision was subsequently...
3 Sep 2008 - No comments
The Edinburgh Solicitors Property Centre (ESPC) have revealed that average house prices in Edinburgh have dropped 6.5%, the first decline in 37 years.  This is set against a drop in property sales...
2 Sep 2008 - No comments
The historic Briggait is to be given a new lease of life this August by architects Nicoll Russell Studios and engineering consultancy Buro Happold.  Work is due to start on the transformation of...
2 Sep 2008 - No comments
Those enjoying the latest edition of the BBC’s “Dragons’ Den” will have encountered an innovative alternative to wall mounted radiators and under floor heating.  One that received a cool...
2 Sep 2008 - No comments
St Mirren FC are preparing for kick off at their new 8,016 capacity stadium, currently nearing completion at Greenhill Road in Ferguslie.  An official handover date has been set for November 28....
1 Sep 2008 - No comments
Lisa Barry, Managing Director of SSL Access, has called for a voluntary take up of the government’s “lifetime homes” standard within the construction sector.  This embodies a series of...
1 Sep 2008 - No comments
The City of Edinburgh Council this week (Wednesday, 27 August 2008) gave outline planning permission for a development framework for Leith Docks, the largest planning application in Edinburgh’s...
1 Sep 2008 - No comments
A derelict bus depot at Shrub Place, Edinburgh, is set to be transformed with new housing and retail in a £70million venture from Broadway Malyan and BL Developments. Originally given the...
1 Sep 2008 - No comments
Architects have reacted with incredulity to reports that Unesco is calling for a moratorium on major development within Edinburgh, while an investigation into world heritage status is conducted....

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