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30 Jan 2009 - No comments
Cooper Cromar have scored an A rating, Scotland’s first ever, in the new Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating system. Solail House, Strathclyde Business Park and the Altum Building,...
30 Jan 2009 - No comments
Reports suggest that MCM architects have gone into interim liquidation, this follows the departure of at least one leading member of staff. The Edinburgh Gazette , a forum for public legal...
30 Jan 2009 - No comments
StudioLR have undertaken a wayfinding project in environmental graphic design to provide signage, information panels, public art, and donor recognition boards to contribute to an understanding of...
29 Jan 2009 - No comments
The Carbuncle Awards 2009 climaxed today under appropriately leaden skies in the Kingdom of Fife’s newest town, Glenrothes. The Fife New Town has long languished under the shadow of its...
29 Jan 2009 - No comments
Glenrothes has been named the most dismal place in Scotland in the 2009 Carbuncles Awards, beating off stiff competition from Motherwell in Lanarkshire and New Cumnock in Ayrshire. The...
28 Jan 2009 - No comments
Buro Happold have published their “Ten year book”, a celebration of a decades work throughout Scotland and Northern Europe. The volume highlights 50 multi-disciplinary engineering projects...
28 Jan 2009 - No comments
The North Face, in tandem with Tiso, a supplier of outdoor clothing and equipment,  are set to unveil a flagship “super shop” on Glasgow’s Buchanan Street this week.  The 2,500 sq ft outlet...
27 Jan 2009 - No comments
Clarion, a 10 storey, 75,000sq ft office development in Glasgow city centre has topped out in a special ceremony, offering prospective tenants a taste of the high life. The customary ritual is...
27 Jan 2009 - No comments
Alan Dunlop of Murray & Dunlop has resigned from the Prospect editorial board in protest at Glasgow Harbour’s nomination in the worst planning category of this year’s Carbuncle Awards....
27 Jan 2009 - No comments
Motherwell, Glenrothes and New Cummnock have emerged as the front-runners in this year’s Carbuncle Awards, the prize that identifies Scotland’s most dismal town. Members of the public are now...
26 Jan 2009 - No comments
Gold Standard It’s been a few weeks since we last looked at Millennium Dome II - sorry the London Olympics – and the rich trove of political euphemisms it continues to generate over the...
26 Jan 2009 - No comments
Plans for a £100m new town on the outskirts of Edinburgh have been thrown into disarray after the lead developer, Miller Group, exercised their “get out” clause. Miller feels that...
26 Jan 2009 - No comments
West Lothian Civic Centre, taking shape in Livingstone town centre, has taken delivery of 400 bespoke doors in an open and shut case for architectural door specialist, McTavish Ramsay. BDP are...
23 Jan 2009 - No comments
Allan Murray Architects and Whiteburn Projects have waltzed past planning with their SoCo masterplan, winning unanimous spirited approval from councillors. The only qualms expressed by members...
23 Jan 2009 - No comments
Edinburgh City Council have approved plans to create a new town centre for Craigmillar from PARC, the organisation overseeing the areas regeneration. The proposals, put together by Broadway...
22 Jan 2009 - No comments
The University of Strathclyde is to undertake “a thorough risk analysis” of all major capital projects which have not yet been committed to.   Strathclyde are taking stock of the...
21 Jan 2009 - No comments
Planning approval has been granted by North Lanarkshire Council for a Community Hub in Gowkthrapple. Collective Architecture, working closely with Garrion People’s Co-operative (GPC), have...
21 Jan 2009 - No comments
Communities Secretary Hazel Blears has called in a retail led regeneration package for Lancaster, on the advice of English Heritage (EH). The scheme was previously approved by Lancaster City...
21 Jan 2009 - No comments
A flood tolerant house design has been unveiled by Cre8 Architecture, utilising the ingenuity of nature’s water lilies to solve the problems of man. The elaborate concepts were launched as...
21 Jan 2009 - No comments
HLM Architects have decanted to new larger premises in Glasgow at Ailsa Court, 121 West Regent Street. The practice previously operated from premises at Riverside House on Clyde Street. The 25...
19 Jan 2009 - No comments
Edinburgh based Ian Springford Architects have announced completion of their extension to the Apex City of London Hotel. The hotel expansion is accommodated across two new extensions. A...
19 Jan 2009 - No comments
The road to Inverness begins with single step The original schedule for completing the Highland Housing Fair – sorry, Scotland’s Housing Expo – may have been blown out of the water, but...
19 Jan 2009 - No comments
Business leaders have called for the privatisation or mutualisation of Scottish Water to finance a projected £2bn bill for a new Forth road bridge. The option was raised by CBI Scotland...
19 Jan 2009 - No comments
The ABC Regal Picture House in Paisley is to be demolished in favour of landscaped parkland, part of a public realm initiative from Renfrewshire Council. The Regal structure had demonstrated...
16 Jan 2009 - No comments
A knight in shining armour has emerged to take on the former Templar Lodge Hotel on Gullane High Street after Ryden and Premier Property Group (PPG) rode into town. Both developers are setting...
16 Jan 2009 - No comments
A £900m framework to design and procure hospitals and healthcare facilities over the next four years has been announced by NHS Scotland. Amongst the successful practices to make it onto this...
16 Jan 2009 - No comments
The world famous Bauhaus design school is launching an international design project using Cumbernauld as their subject. The notorious new town will play host to an expedition from the school...
16 Jan 2009 - No comments
A planned new town at Tornagrain near Inverness could welcome some 5,000 new homes, five schools and parkland to cater for the expansion of Europe's fastest growing city. Located on the A96...
16 Jan 2009 - No comments
Duddingston House Properties Director Bruce Hare has reacted with incredulity to press reports in the Evening Times stating that the Paramount Building is to be scrapped, telling Architecture...
15 Jan 2009 - No comments
Arup, the global design and engineering group, is to shed nearly one in ten of its British workforce.  The firm is the latest company to fall foul of the worldwide financial meltdown. In...
14 Jan 2009 - No comments
Fettes College, an independent boarding and day school, has opened a new Preparatory School and Rifle Range. These facilities were designed by Page/Park architects with Thomas and Adamson...
13 Jan 2009 - No comments
The Selfridges will they, won't they, saga rumbles on with the retail brand publicly admitting what many considered blindingly obvious - there are no immediate plans to develop the fabled store in...
13 Jan 2009 - No comments
Insulated from reality part II Last week I happened to mention the UK government’s double standards on energy consumption, and the fact that while the report I’d been reading applied only...
12 Jan 2009 - No comments
Edinburgh Royal Infirmary is to welcome new neighbours in the form of a self contained village of sheltered apartments, health centre and care home from developer Boskabelle. The development...
9 Jan 2009 - No comments
Deramore have gone back to basics with the design of their £40m hotel on Princes Street, in response to vociferous opprobrium leveled against them by heritage and design groups. This angst...
9 Jan 2009 - No comments
Multicolours, an interactive light installation in condemned multi storeys at Red Road, has been shelved due to time restraints and financial problems. Funding from The Scottish Arts Council...
9 Jan 2009 - No comments
The legacy of Glasgow 1999 has been called into question by a Newsnight investigation commemorating the tenth anniversary of the architectural extravaganza.  The Newsnight team quoted an...
9 Jan 2009 - No comments
A development of affordable housing in Garnethill, Glasgow, has painted a sorry picture for local artists.   What was once tawdry scrub has sprouted a steel frame of eight floors in height,...
8 Jan 2009 - No comments
Demolition experts JCJ Group are engaged in the systematic dismantling of Lynedoch Court, an 18 storey tower block in Greenock. The block is being comprehensively soft stripped with the...
8 Jan 2009 - No comments
Aedas’s Bothwell Plaza has been given a drubbing by design watchdog Architecture + Design Scotland (ADS), following the latest planning application from European Development Company (Hotels) Ltd....
8 Jan 2009 - No comments
Striking visions of a surreal juxtaposition of present, future and the outlandish have been published by artist Will Beeslaar. Commissioned by Nord for the Six Cities Design Festival, the...
8 Jan 2009 - No comments
Edinburgh City Council are looking to build up their land bank by snaffling up land on the cheap from hard hit developers. Councillors are scrabbling to take advantage of falling land values...
8 Jan 2009 - No comments
Britain’s ravaged retail sector looks set to send a slew of towns down as spend thrift shoppers guard their pennies. Clydebank, Cumbernauld, Kilmarnock, Kirkintilloch and Rutherglen have...
8 Jan 2009 - No comments
Culture Secretary Andy Burnham has announced that cities across the Britain will be eligible to bid for the title of UK capital of culture in a new competition, envisioned to run every four years...
7 Jan 2009 - No comments
Architecture + Design Scotland (ADS) have unveiled their Library of Urban Design Online (LUDO).   LUDO is not that familiar game of humble chance but rather an online repository that...
7 Jan 2009 - No comments
Peter Ramsay-Dawber, construction management expert at Nottingham Trent University, has been invited to become a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). Ramsay-Dawber...
7 Jan 2009 - No comments
Aberdeen City Council have awarded planning consent for the granite city’s latest hotel. The 100 bed hotel occupies the former Esslemont and Macintosh department store buildings which are...
7 Jan 2009 - No comments
The Scottish Design Awards 2009 are building up a head of steam as organisers launch a new category of Architect/Architect Team of the Year. This award will be much coveted by the profession...
6 Jan 2009 - No comments
Ferry operator Stena Line are seeking permission to carry out preparatory work on a £70m port facility at Old House Point in the south of Scotland, near Cairnryan.  This facility would allow the...
6 Jan 2009 - No comments
Politicians keen to push energy efficiency have been left as red faced as their offices heat signatures after missing energy efficiency targets.  Newly launched Energy Performance...
6 Jan 2009 - No comments
Hazelwood School’s innovative learning environment is garnering international recognition for Glaswegian architectural practice, Gordon Murray + Alan Dunlop. The school has been recognised...
6 Jan 2009 - No comments
The fortieth anniversary of the closure of  passenger rail services between Edinburgh and the Borders is being acknowledged today. Locals have much to celebrate with a timetable now...
5 Jan 2009 - No comments
Get thee behind me Santa So, the holiday’s over, you’ve e-bayed the dud gifts and have been consuming Beecham’s powders in industrial quantities in the forlorn hope that you could...
5 Jan 2009 - No comments
Scotland’s SNP administration is resuming attempts to bridge a funding gap between Westminster and Holyrood for a new Forth crossing.   An earlier request for a cash advance has already...
5 Jan 2009 - No comments
Glasgow Housing Association are bringing in the New Year in explosive fashion with a slew of further demolitions, maintaining the bumper harvest of 2008. First in the firing line will be...
5 Jan 2009 - No comments
Glasgow’s hotel bonanza shows no sign of abating with Northern Ireland keen to grab a slice of the action in the form of Benmore Developments.  The developer is seeking to rehabilitate an...
5 Jan 2009 - No comments
An abandoned Leeds music hall has hit the right note after a partnership between Building Design Partnership (BDP) and Opera North restored the Victorian venue to full sonic splendour. The...
5 Jan 2009 - No comments
Esk Properties and Blackrock are seeking backers for Glasgow’s latest boutique hotel development, The Queen Margaret. Occupying former Beeb premises in the heart of the west end the 85 bed...

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