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30 Oct 2009 - No comments
Doubts have emerged over £70m of potential funding for Ravenscraig after questions were raised by North Lanarkshire council over the Scottish Governments continued commitment to Scottish...
29 Oct 2009 - No comments
Flying the flag for house design, The Saltire Society Housing Awards has officially announced its 2009 shortlist with projects including Foster and partners Quartermile development going head to...
29 Oct 2009 - No comments
Aberdeen’s £275m Union Square development has been opened to the public, The mixed use city centre scheme has been designed by BDP for Hammerson and provides retail space, restaurants,...
29 Oct 2009 - No comments
Donald Trump has teed off with work on his £1bn golf estate in Aberdeenshire. Earthworks, fencing and the laying of maram grass are amongst the works being carried out in a bid to stabilise...
28 Oct 2009 - No comments
Richard Murphy’s plans for a 17 storey hotel tower on Edinburgh’s Haymarket have been thrown out by the Scottish Government after a public inquiry found it would intrude on the city skyline and...
28 Oct 2009 - No comments
Leeds annual celebration of the finest new structures to emerge in the city over the preceding 12 months is hotting up with the main contenders outlined by judges. Up for awards are a varied...
28 Oct 2009 - No comments
Michael Gilmour Associates have completed a campus development for offshore engineering company Subsea7. Located within an unprepossessing business park on the outskirts of Aberdeen the £24m...
27 Oct 2009 - No comments
Rafael Vinoly architects have broken ground at their 121st Police Precinct Station House for the New York Police Department. Mayor Michael Bloomberg was in attendance to celebrate the occasion...
26 Oct 2009 - No comments
Days after the inaugural meeting of the Rubble Club three Edinburgh tower blocks have got in on the act by crumpling in tandem to a persuasive blast of cordite. Located in the Gracemount...
26 Oct 2009 - No comments
Claire Bonner, a student at Robert Gordon University, has won the Association for Project Safety’s Student Awards with the Dun Eiden permanent grandstand for the Edinburgh Military Tattoo....
26 Oct 2009 - No comments
Ministers are reported to be prepared to give their backing to the controversial £350m Beauly-Denny power line. On the cards since 2002 the scheme would see 600 pylons rising up to 213ft from...
26 Oct 2009 - No comments
The Roses Design Awards 2009 have awarded Reiach and Hall’s Stobhill Hospital, Glasgow, with the title of best new building outside London after the hospital scooped this year’s prestigious...
26 Oct 2009 - No comments
Urban Realm isn’t the only site to re-launch lately, Studio DuB have too with a new look and expanded content to communicate a selection of the practices projects since 1993. A new press...
26 Oct 2009 - No comments
Great Glen House, Inverness headquarters of Scottish Natural Heritage, has received a visit from MSP Sarah Boyack. Boyack, touring the facility in her guise as Deputy Convenor of the cross...
23 Oct 2009 - No comments
Thank you for watching... goodnight Find out more about the Roses Design Awards 2009
22 Oct 2009 - No comments
Edinburgh’s Catholic Apostolic Church has been rescued from dereliction by the Mansfield Traquair Trust, a group established in 1993 to save the unique Arts & Crafts interior. An encaustic...
22 Oct 2009 - No comments
Reiach and Hall have been dealt a blow after their £65m plans to transform George House on Glasgow’s George Square were thrown out by councillors. Voting eight to six against the plans, the...
22 Oct 2009 - No comments
Capella Group have received approval from Glasgow City Council to build Atlantic Square, a mixed use development designed by gd lodge architects on a block bounded by York st and James Watt st...
21 Oct 2009 - No comments
Light work has been made of three Glasgow tower blocks with splashes of colour now illuminating Castlemilk’s Dougrie Place estate in what also doubles as a weather station. LED lights...
21 Oct 2009 - No comments
Historic Scotland is to open a debate on post war architecture at a conference this November 24 in Dundee. A bid to open a debate on protecting and celebrating the variety of architectural...
21 Oct 2009 - No comments
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) have published their latest projections for UK population growth, forecasting a rise in British citizens to 71.6m by 2033. England will house the bulk...
21 Oct 2009 - No comments
Planning permission has been granted for a colossal £1.2bn retail and leisure development at Glasgow Harbour, to howls of protest from high street retailers. Stores including House of Fraser,...
20 Oct 2009 - No comments
Work has begun on a £2.7m affordable homes development in Edinburgh’s Craigmillar district, the latest phase in a wider £200m plan to create 400 homes. Castle Rock Edinvar housing...
20 Oct 2009 - No comments
Those of you unable to attend this years Roses Design Awards, taking place in Nottingham this Friday, will nevertheless be able to take a virtual ringside seat thanks to the wonders of broadband....
20 Oct 2009 - No comments
A group of five historic Edinburgh graveyards have been added to the World monument Funds 2010 list of 100 most endangered sites. Greyfriars, Canongate, Old Calton, New Calton and St...
19 Oct 2009 - No comments
Nicola Sturgeon, Scotland’s Deputy First Minister, has declared an end to right to buy for all new council and social housing tenants. Seeking to address a shortage of social housing...
19 Oct 2009 - No comments
Edinburgh Castle, one of the United Kingdom’s most visited historic buildings, has received a boost with renovated oak flooring. Flooring at The Queen Anne Suite, Redcoat restaurant and bar...
16 Oct 2009 - No comments
Planning permission has been granted for two dry ski slopes and a clubhouse at Newmilns Snow and Sports complex in the Irvine Valley, Ayrshire. The £2.9m scheme designed by Lawrence McPherson...
16 Oct 2009 - No comments
Principal Hayley aren’t hanging around for their four star Grand Central hotel development at Glasgow’s Central Station. The hotel operator is busily stripping out the Rowand Anderson...
16 Oct 2009 - No comments
Representatives from Staffordshire Fire and Rescue have signed a PFI contract with Fire Support to deliver a £46m project to build 10 community fire stations across the region. Led by...
16 Oct 2009 - No comments
A list of 42 examples of the worlds “weirdest” architecture has been compiled by Graphic Mania. The site seeks to illustrate an eclectic mix of far fetched visions and head turners that...
15 Oct 2009 - No comments
Weaving technology is being stepped up a gear by Kidderminster based Brintons carpets after successfully imparting a high definition image onto the humble shag pile. Punters look set to be...
15 Oct 2009 - No comments
Aedas have completed work on the first phase of the £6.9m Westpoint Business Park by Glasgow Airport on behalf of Goodman. Five office buildings comprising one signature gateway and four...
15 Oct 2009 - No comments
GCA Architecture have submitted plans for a new ‘Life Centre’ in Glenboig on behalf of a local community group, Glenboig Neighbourhood House. Having outgrown its existing premises the...
15 Oct 2009 - No comments
Building Research Establishment (BRE) Scotland and Ravenscraig Ltd have revealed the companies tasked with building Scotland’s homes of the future at an innovation park on the former Lanarkshire...
14 Oct 2009 - No comments
The Carlyle Group and Bellhouse Joseph have announced that AECOM have signed a 15 year lease of the BDP designed Tanfield office complex in Edinburgh. Occupying 17,097sq/ft of the 190,000sq/ft...
14 Oct 2009 - No comments
Architecture Scotland can today unveil its nominations for architecture practice of the year, the winner of which is set to be announced at the Roses Design Awards to be held on Oct 23 in November....
13 Oct 2009 - No comments
Disney World is seeking nominations from UK towns, cities and villages to be twinned with the famous Florida resort. Winner of the competition will be flown Stateside for an official twinning...
13 Oct 2009 - No comments
Devereux Architects have come full circlefor their latest project, Monkseaton High School  a 360 degree teaching environment that the designers believe will serve to improve performance levels in...
13 Oct 2009 - No comments
Nick Barley, erstwhile director of the Lighthouse, has been appointed as director of the Edinburgh International Book Festival. Appointed by book festival chairman Susan Rice, Barley was...
13 Oct 2009 - No comments
Japan, home of the capsule hotel, is set to welcome another world first – the multi storey graveyard. Driven skyward by a paucity of developable land and a fast ageing society the final...
12 Oct 2009 - No comments
Allies & Morrison have submitted plans for a gargantuan mixed use development in Coventry dubbed Friargate. A 37 acre site opposite the city’s train station would be transformed by 14 new...
12 Oct 2009 - No comments
Hotel Indigo, a division of hotels operator Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) has signed two new properties in Glasgow and Liverpool. The chain devised the brand as a means to marry the bespoke...
12 Oct 2009 - No comments
The Rubble Club, the organisation for architects who have had a building demolished in their own lifetime, is on the brink of announcing its first annual award to commemorate The Best Demolished...
9 Oct 2009 - No comments
Oberlanders Architects have completed work on John Burnett House, a £6.8m student accommodation block for Edinburgh University. Formed around an L shaped plan the development comprises 118...
9 Oct 2009 - No comments
Archial have secured planning permission for a £35m redevelopment of Balfour Stewart House, Edinburgh, to provide 72 homes and 56 flats complete with underground parking. Designed by RMJM the...
9 Oct 2009 - No comments
A new breed of luxury beach huts are to be rolled out across the UK, far removed from the modest traditional shed these new models boast separate bedrooms, a fully fitted kitchen, bathroom and even...
9 Oct 2009 - No comments
Grandfather of brutalism Owen Luder is the latest recruit to the Rubble Club, an organisation for architects who have seen one of their buildings demolished in their own lifetime. The Rubble...
8 Oct 2009 - No comments
A gypsy camp in Glasgow’s Maryhill district has been closed after violent feuding between families on site forced residents out. To be officially shut within the next two weeks the site has...
8 Oct 2009 - No comments
One heavyweight accolade Glasgow could do without, the dubious distinction of being one of the world’s most overweight cities has been attributed to the run down condition of city streets and...
8 Oct 2009 - No comments
Ever felt like a hamster stuck in a cage, pounding the treadmill of life? Photographer Stephan Sahm has and he’s published the pictures to prove it, capturing the garish plastic prisons of...
7 Oct 2009 - No comments
Fresh from news that RMJM’s Custom House Quay development had been shelved, after backer Rodney price was forced to file for bankruptcy, comes a little more detail on what is now intended for the...
7 Oct 2009 - No comments
With approval granted for Maggie’s second Glaswegian centre all eyes are now turning to architect Rem Koolhass’s design for the cancer recovery suite, unveiled to supporters at a fundraising...
7 Oct 2009 - No comments
Union Street Properties have produced indicative visuals showing the landmark Egyptian Halls without any visible alterations after confusion arose as to the prominence of a three level rooftop...
5 Oct 2009 - No comments
Rem Koolhaas, founder of the Office of Metropolitan Architecture (OMA), is to make his first foray into Glasgow with the city’s second Maggie’s Centre in the grounds of the Beatson Oncology...
5 Oct 2009 - No comments
Custom House Quay is the latest scheme to fall foul of the economic downturn after project backer, Australian developer Rodney Price, declared bankruptcy. Designed by RMJM back in 2004 the...
5 Oct 2009 - No comments
A landmark lantern has been hoisted into place on Bennetts Associates Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford. Rising to 32m the glass and steel viewing platform tops a Theatre Tower, the outer...
5 Oct 2009 - No comments
“Firefighter, roughneck, surveyor, trainee lawyer and nascent networking specialist” Steven Latta surmises the ambition of first round bids in the Scottish Government’s Town Centre...
2 Oct 2009 - No comments
Glasgow City Council (GCC) is seeking a moratorium on further out of town retail parks and extensions in the face of mounting evidence that the recession and a glut of recent mall space have...
2 Oct 2009 - No comments
Ayrshire Housing and Lawrence McPherson Associates have submitted plans for a new housing development in the village of Tarbolton, Ayrshire. Comprising two, three and four bed ‘lifetime’...
2 Oct 2009 - No comments
Derek Souter, director of Union Street Properties (USP), weary of an 11 year long struggle to breathe life into the crumbling Alexander “Greek” Thomson Egyptian Halls has declared: “If this...
2 Oct 2009 - No comments
Not content with conquering the real world with their fantastic plastic creations Lego have set their sites on the virtual world with a new breed of augmented reality devices. Bridging the...
2 Oct 2009 - No comments
Not so square Australian architect Shane Hendriks of Advanced Building Constructions has concocted a unique box of tricks in Port Elliot, South Australia, after rolling the dice on a three bed...
1 Oct 2009 - No comments
Plans for a waste to energy incinerator in Perth by Grundon Waste Management are stoking controversy from hot under the collar locals calling for the plans to be extinguished forthwith after...
1 Oct 2009 - No comments
Construction work is underway for a Fish Veterinary Aquaria for Marine Scotland at Torry in Aberdeen. Designed by Architon LLP the three storey building will become home to the Scottish...
1 Oct 2009 - No comments
Will Alsop, fresh from a recent departure from Archial to 'spend more time painting', has announced he is in fact jumping ship to RMJM to head a management reorganisation in London aimed at...

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